Lectures

Man the Reformer

Lectures Man the Reformer A Lecture read before the Mechanics’ Apprentices’ Library Association, Boston, January 25, 1841 Mr. President, and Gentlemen, I wish to offer to your consideration some thoughts on the particular and general relations of man as a reformer. I shall assume that the aim of each young man in this association is…

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The Young American

Lectures The Young American A Lecture read before the Mercantile Library Association, Boston, February 7, 1844 GENTLEMEN: It is remarkable, that our people have their intellectual culture from one country, and their duties from another. This false state of things is newly in a way to be corrected. America is beginning to assert itself to…

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The Conservative

The Conservative The Conservative ViewA Lecture delivered at the Masonic Temple, Boston, December 9, 1841 The two parties which divide the state, the party of Conservatism and that of Innovation, are very old, and have disputed the possession of the world ever since it was made. This quarrel is the subject of civil history. The…

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Introductory Lecture …

Introductory Lecture … Read at the Masonic Temple, Boston, December 2, 1841 The times, as we say — or the present aspects of our social state, the Laws, Divinity, Natural Science, Agriculture, Art, Trade, Letters, have their root in an invisible spiritual reality. To appear in these aspects, they must first exist, or have some…

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The Transcendentalist

The Transcendentalist Transcendentalist Emerson A Lecture read at the Masonic Temple, Boston, January, 1842 The first thing we have to say respecting what are called new views here in New England, at the present time, is, that they are not new, but the very oldest of thoughts cast into the mould of these new times.…

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