Ralph Waldo Emerson eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 304 pages of information about Ralph Waldo Emerson.

CHAPTER IV.

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

CHAPTER V.

1838-1843.  AET. 35-40.

Section 1.  Divinity School Address.—­Correspondence.—­Lectures on Human
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
Dial.”—­Brook Farm.

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

CHAPTER VI.

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

CHAPTER VII.

1848-1853.  AET. 45-50.

The “Massachusetts Quarterly Review.”—­Visit to
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”

CHAPTER VIII.

1853-1858.  AET. 50-55.

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