On Emerson

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

Emerson: Sooy

Emerson: Sooy RALPH WALDO EMERSON. By Rev. J. L. Sooy 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…

Life of Emerson

Life Of Emerson Life Of Ralph Waldo Emerson (Introduction to Early Poems of Ralph Waldo Emerson) — Nathan Haskell Dole, 1899 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…

By Emerson’s Grave

By Emerson’s Grave (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…