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As the narrative progresses, he seems to grow intent upon suppressing all traces of autobiography and treating his two years at the pond as a timeless and universal experience. "In contrast to the specificity of the opening chapter, which takes place in Concord, Massachusetts, in the year 1845, the ending is situated in no time and no physical location. Thoreau declares open war on history: after ridiculing the "transient and fleeting" doings of his contemporaries, he vows "not to live in this restless, nervous, bustling, trivial Nineteenth Century, but stand or sit thoughtfully while it goes by" (pp.
4 This Emerson takes his ideal of self-reliance from the agrarian or Jeffersonian past rather than the commercial and industrial future. In common with many of his contemporaries, he sees the new economic order as a threat to individual autonomy, an indication not so much of man's power over his environment as of the instability of the material world. Yet even at this stage of his career one can detect the Emerson who will subsequently assert in "Wealth," 'The counting-room maxims liberally expounded are laws of the universe.
His criticisms of trade as degrading and capricious decline in importance until they largely disappear by the Civil War. His defense of the market as rational and even spiritual in its operations, the view implicit in Nature and "Compensation," grows more dominant in the same period, even as laissez-faire ideology proves increasingly influential in American culture. This favorable view is especially strong in a work like 'Wealth," where Emerson repudiates the radical "excesses" of his early thought and glorifies worldly success as a sign of spiritual election.