Dial Essays (1841)

Michael Angelo

Michael Angelo By Ralph Waldo Emerson Michael Angelo, considered as a Philosophic Poet, with Translations. By JOHN EDWARD TAYLOR. London: Saunders & Otley, Conduit Street. 1840. We welcome this little book with joy, and a hope that it may be republished in Boston. “Michael Angelo, Considered as a Philosophic Poet” from Uncollected Prose, Dial Essays 1841 Summary: The essay is interesting from the degree of acquaintance it exhibits with some of those great ones, who have held up the highest aims to the soul, and from the degree of insight which reverence and delicacy of mind have given to the author. From every line comes…

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Essays and Poems

Essays and Poems By Ralph Waldo Emerson This little volume would have received an earlier notice, if we had been at all careful to proclaim our favorite books. The genius of this book is religious, and reaches an extraordinary depth of sentiment. Essays and Poems. By JONES VERY. Boston: C. C. Little and James Brown. This little volume would have received an earlier notice, if we had been at all careful to proclaim our favorite books. The genius of this book is religious, and reaches an extraordinary depth of sentiment. The author, plainly a man of a pure and kindly temper, casts himself into the…

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Walter Savage Landor

Walter Savage Landor By Ralph Waldo Emerson We sometimes meet in a stage coach in New England an erect muscular man, with fresh complexion and a smooth hat, whose nervous speech instantly betrays the English traveller; — a man nowise cautious to conceal his name or that of his native country, or his very slight esteem for the persons and the country that surround him. Summary: Mr. Landor is one of the foremost of that small class who make good in the nineteenth-century the claims of pure literature. In these busy days of avarice and ambition, when there is so little disposition to profound thought,…

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