Copied from dealer description: The essays themselves are extremely well written displaying an impressive command of the English language; the idealistic nature of the essays strongly suggests the
supposition that Gray was a minister and used these essays as the basis for weekly
sermons. The range of subject matter is equally impressive; Gray moves effortlessly
from a celebration of the life of George Washington to an Emersonian-like appreciation
of Nature: "There is a visible consonance in...