On Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson. Lectures and Biographical Sketches. Edward W. Emerson, editor. Boston, 1883 and 1892.

Emerson: Sooy

Emerson: Sooy By Ralph Waldo Emerson Reprinted from The Ladies’ repository: a monthly periodical, devoted to literature, arts, and religion. January 1874, vol. 13, iss. 1, Cincinnati: Methodist Episcopal Church. Etext produced by Jone Johnson Lewis, © 2000. All Rights Reserved. A Lecture read before the Mechanics’ Apprentices’ Library Association, Boston, January 25, 1841 Summary: The Sage of Concord has always been noted for his mystic sentences. Occasionally he purchases compression at the expense of clearness, and condenses almost to abruptness. His style – apparently modeled after that of Carlyle – is marred by affectation and conceit. The signal thing about it is manner, not…

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Life of Emerson

Life Of Emerson In the early years of the nineteenth century, when Boston was as yet only a comfortable little seaport town, and its principal streets still gave room for gardens and cow pastures, there stood at the corner of what is now Summer and Chauncy streets a gambrel-roofed wooden building, shaded by elms and Lombardy poplars, and surrounded by ample grounds. Life Of Ralph Waldo Emerson Summary: The Rev. William Emerson was one of the notable men of his day. Although his life was cut off at the early age of forty-two, he had accomplished a work the influence of which is still definitely, if…

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By Emerson’s Grave

By Emerson’s Grave We stand by Emerson’s new-made grave without sadness — indeed a solemn joy and faith, almost hauteur — our soul-benison no mere “Warrior, rest, thy task is done,” (From Prose Works by Walt Whitman, 1892) May 6, ’82. — WE stand by Emerson’s new-made grave without sadness — indeed a solemn joy and faith, almost hauteur — our soul-benison no mere “Warrior, rest, thy task is done,” for one beyond the warriors of the world lies surely symboll’d here. A just man, poised on himself, all-loving, all-inclosing, and same and clear as the sun. Nor does it seem so much Emerson himself…

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