The preacher enumerates his classes of men and I do not find my place therein

The preacher enumerates his classes of men and I do not find my place therein. I suspect then that no man does. Every thing is my cousin, and when he speaks things, I immediately feel he is touching some of my relations, & I am uneasy, but whilst he deals in words I can slumber and sleep.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks 5:361

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