Ralph Waldo Emerson eBook

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

Lectures in various Places.—­Anti-Slavery Addresses.—­Woman.  A Lecture read before the Woman’s Rights Convention.—­Samuel Hoar.  Speech at Concord.—­Publication of “English Traits.”—­The “Atlantic Monthly.”—­The “Saturday Club”

CHAPTER IX

1858-1863.  AET. 55-60.

Essay on Persian Poetry.—­Speech at the Burns Centennial Festival.—­Letter from Emerson to a Lady.—­Tributes to Theodore Parker and to Thoreau.—­Address on the Emancipation Proclamation.—­Publication of “The Conduct of Life.”  Contents:  Fate; Power; Wealth; Culture; Behavior; Considerations by the Way; Beauty; Illusions

CHAPTER X.

1863-1868.  AET. 60-65.

“Boston Hymn.”—­“Voluntaries.”—­Other Poems.—­“May-Day and other Pieces.”—­“Remarks at the Funeral Services of President Lincoln.”—­Essay on Persian Poetry.—­Address at a Meeting of the Free Religious Association.—­“Progress of Culture.”  Address before the Phi Beta Kappa Society of Harvard University.—­Course of Lectures in Philadelphia.—­The Degree of LL.D. conferred upon Emerson by Harvard University.—­“Terminus”.

CHAPTER XI.

1868-1873.  AET. 65-70.

Lectures on the Natural History of the Intellect.—­Publication of
“Society and Solitude.”  Contents:  Society and Solitude. 
—­Civilization.—­Art.—­Eloquence.—­Domestic Life.—­Farming. 
—­Works and Days.—­Books.—­Clubs.—­Courage.—­Success.—­Old Age.—­Other
Literary Labors.—­Visit to California.—­Burning of his House, and the
Story of its Rebuilding.—­Third Visit to Europe.—­His Reception at
Concord on his Return

CHAPTER XII

1873-1878.  AET. 70-75.

Publication of “Parnassus.”—­Emerson Nominated as Candidate for the
Office of Lord Rector of Glasgow University.—­Publication of
“Letters and Social Aims.”  Contents:  Poetry and Imagination.—­Social
Aims.—­Eloquence.—­Resources.—­The Comic.—­Quotation and Originality. 
—­Progress of Culture.—­Persian Poetry.—­Inspiration.—­Greatness. 
—­Immortality.—­Address at the Unveiling of the Statue of “The
Minute-Man” at Concord.—­Publication of Collected Poems

CHAPTER XIII.

1878-1882.  AET. 75-79.

Last Literary Labors.—­Addresses and Essays.—­“Lectures and Biographical
Sketches.”—­“Miscellanies”

CHAPTER XIV.

Emerson’s Poems

CHAPTER XV.

Recollections of Emerson’s Last Years.—­Mr. Conway’s Visits.—­Extracts from Mr. Whitman’s Journal.—­Dr. Le Baron Russell’s Visit.—­Dr. Edward Emerson’s Account.—­Illness and Death.—­Funeral Services

CHAPTER XVI.

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