Weiss, Remigens. Essays, ca. 1840s | Illinois History and Lincoln Collections
Scope and Contents: This collection consists of three essays by Remigens Weiss: "A Critique" (written for the Lyceum in Mount Carmel, Ill.), which argues that self-criticism is difficult due to humans' general lack of self-knowledge; "An Essay on Human Greatness," which argues that aspiration to something better is man's most powerful and persisitent impulse; and "On Emerson." There are also transcripts of "A Critique" and "An Essay on Human Greatness." The collection was deposited in the Library in 1917.