1833-1838. AET. 30-35.
Section I. Visit to Europe.—On his Return
preaches in Different
Places.—Emerson in the Pulpit.—At Newton.—Fixes his Residence at
Concord.—The Old Manse.—Lectures in Boston.—Lectures on
Michael Angelo and on Milton published in the “North American
Review.”—Beginning of the Correspondence with Carlyle.—Letters to the
Rev. James Freeman Clarke.—Republication of “Sartor Resartus.”
Section 2. Emerson’s Second Marriage.—His New Residence in Concord.—Historical Address.—Course of Ten Lectures on English Literature delivered in Boston.—The Concord Battle Hymn.—Preaching in Concord and East Lexington.—Accounts of his Preaching by Several Hearers.—A Course of Lectures on the Nature and Ends of History.—Address on War.—Death of Edward Bliss Emerson.—Death of Charles Chauncy Emerson.
Section 3. Publication of “Nature.”—Outline of this Essay.—Its Reception.—Address before the Phi Beta Kappa Society
1838-1843. AET. 35-40.
Section 1. Divinity School Address.—Correspondence.—Lectures
Life.—Letters to James Freeman Clarke.—Dartmouth College Address:
Literary Ethics.—Waterville College Address: The Method of
Nature.—Other Addresses: Man the Reformer.—Lecture on the Times.—The
Conservative.—The Transcendentalist.—Boston “Transcendentalism.”—“The
Section 2. First Series of Essays published.—Contents: History, Self-Reliance, Compensation, Spiritual Laws, Love, Friendship, Prudence, Heroism, The Over-Soul, Circles, Intellect, Art.—Emerson’s Account of his Mode of Life in a Letter to Carlyle.—Death of Emerson’s Son.—Threnody
1843-1848. AET. 40-45.
“The Young American.”—Address
on the Anniversary of the Emancipation of the Negroes
in the British West Indies.—Publication
of the Second Series of Essays.—Contents:
The Poet.—Experience. —Character
.—Manners.—Gifts.—Nature.—Politics.—Nominalist and Realist.—New England Reformers.—Publication of Poems.—Second Visit to England
1848-1853. AET. 45-50.
The “Massachusetts Quarterly Review.”—Visit
Europe.—England.—Scotland.—France.—“Representative Men” published.
I. Lives of Great Men. II. Plato; or, the Philosopher; Plato; New
Readings. III. Swedenborg; or, the Mystic. IV. Montaigne; or, the
Skeptic. V. Shakespeare; or, the Poet. VI. Napoleon; or, the Man of the
World. VII. Goethe; or, the Writer.—Contribution to the “Memoirs of
Margaret Fuller Ossoli”
1853-1858. AET. 50-55.