Emerson on “Forebearance”

The blog recently featured a post on what appears to be an outmoded, even reviled, political concept: compromise. Perhaps even more old-fashioned is the word/concept, “Forebearance”–to bear before-hand, to show restraint and patience, maybe to wait to understand, pronounce, interrupt, judge, or bark.

Here’s a reading and video of a very short poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson:

“Forebearance”

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