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  Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson was born in Boston, Massachusetts.
In 1835 Emerson married Lydia Jackson and settled with her at the east end of the village of Concord, Massachusetts, where he then spent the rest of his life.
Emerson's aim was not merely to charm his readers, but encourage them to cultivate 'self-trust', to become what they ought to be, and to be open to the intuitive world of experience.
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  Ralph Waldo Emerson
Waldo Emerson is truly the center of the American transcendental movement, setting out most of its ideas and values in a little book, Nature, published in 1836, that represented at least ten years of intense study in philosophy, religion, and literature, and in his First Series of essays.
Born in 1803 to a conservative Unitarian minister, from a long line of ministers, and a quietly devout mother, Waldo--who dropped the "Ralph" in college--was a middle son of whom relatively little was expected.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : an estimate of his character and genius: in prose and verse by A. Bronson Alcott
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  Ralph Waldo Emerson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Emerson was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to the Rev.
Ralph Waldo Emerson is distantly related to Charles Wesley Emerson, founder and namesake of Emerson College.
Emerson is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord, Massachusetts.
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 Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803-April 27, 1882) began his career as a Unitarian minister but went on, as an independent man of letters, to become the preeminent lecturer, essayist and philosopher of 19th century America.
Emerson was a key figure in the "New England Renaissance," as an author and also through association with the Transcendental Club, the Dial and the many writers—notably Henry David Thoreau, Bronson Alcott and Margaret Fuller—who gathered around him at his home in Concord, Massachusetts.
Emerson was reluctant to campaign directly for radical social reform, but his involvement with the antislavery movement grew as the national crisis over slavery escalated during the 1840s and early 1850s.
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 Ralph Waldo Emerson - MSN Encarta
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American essayist and poet, who asserted in his writings the belief that each person has the power to transcend the material world and to see and grasp the infinite.
Emerson succeeded her as editor in 1842 and remained in that capacity until the journal ceased publication in 1844.
Emerson again went abroad from 1847 to 1848 and lectured in England, where he was welcomed by Carlyle.
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 Ralph Waldo Emerson [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Emerson is often characterized as an idealist philosopher and indeed used the term himself of his philosophy, explaining it simply as a recognition that plan always precedes action.
Emerson was one of five surviving sons who formed a supportive brotherhood, the financial and emotional leadership of which he was increasingly forced to assume over the years.
Emerson wove this explicit theme of self-trust throughout his work, writing in "Heroism" (1841), “Self-trust is the essence of heroism.” The apostle of self-reliance perceived that the impulses that move us may not be benign, that advocacy of self-trust carried certain social risks.
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 Ralph Waldo Emerson
Emerson does have a sense of morality as developing historically, but in the context in “Circles” where his statement appears he presses a more radical and skeptical position: that our virtues often must be abandoned rather than developed.
The figure of the boys illustrates Emerson's characteristic combination of the romantic (in the glorification of children) and the classical (in the idea of a hierarchy in which the boys occupy the place of lords or nobles).
Emerson's ideal society is a confrontation of powerful, independent “gods, talking from peak to peak all round Olympus.” There will be a proper distance between these gods, who, Emerson advises, “should meet each morning, as from foreign countries, and spending the day together should depart, as into foreign countries” (CW 3:81).
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 Ralph W Emerson House Info Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The mother of Ralph Waldo was known for her patience, her gentle courtesy, her quiet dignity and serenity of spirit.
Ralph Waldo Emerson was born May 25, 1803, in the parsonage on Summer Street, in Boston, not far from the house in which Franklin was born almost a century before.
Waldo was eight years old at his father's death; and the household was in serious financial straits.
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 Ralph Waldo Emerson Biography
Ralph Waldo Emerson was not a practicing literary critic in the sense that Edgar Allan Poe and William Dean Howells were, and he was not a theorist as Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling or Friedrich Ernst Schleiermacher were.
Emerson's father, William Emerson, the Unitarian minister at Boston's First Church from 1799 until his death in 1811, was an active, popular preacher and a staunch Federalist of very limited means but descended from a long line of Concord, Massachusetts, ministers.
Emerson calls Plato's work the bible of educated people, claiming that it is "impossible to think, on certain levels, except through him." Swedenborg saw, and stands for, the interconnectedness of human beings and nature.
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 The Academy of American Poets - Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet, essayist, and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson was born in 1803 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Emerson's philosophy is characterized by its reliance on intuition as the only way to comprehend reality, and his concepts owe much to the works of Plotinus, Swedenborg, and Böhme.
Ralph Waldo Emerson died of pneumonia in 1882.
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 Ralph Waldo Emerson: Biography
Ralph's paternal grand-father, also named William, built the Old Manse at Concord and was himself a minister and graduate ofHarvard College (1761); known for his ardent patriotism, he died, aged thirtythree, at Ticonderoga, where he had gone to serve as chaplain to the army.
Ralph, who lost his father when he was eight, seemed destined to continue the ministerial line, and passed in due course through Boston Latin School, Harvard College (1821), and a year of divinity studies at Harvard (which were interrupted by eye trouble).
Emerson had lost his brother Edward to tuberculosis in thefall of 1834, and his especially beloved youngest brother, Charles Chauncy, followed the same grim path in May, 1836, leading Emerson to feel that a "gloomy epoch" was beginnig in his own life (indeed, a year later, his lungs too brought the threat of severe ill-health).
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 RWE Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Emerson, Ralph Waldo Born May 25, 1803, in Boston, Massachusetts, United States; died of complications resulting from pneumonia, April 27, 1882, in Concord, Massachusetts, United States; son of William (minister of a liberal Congregationalist [later Unitarian] parish) and Ruth (Haskins) Emerson; married Ellen Louisa Tucker, September 30, 1829 (died of tuberculosis, c.
Emerson's class at Harvard Divinity School was affected by these influences; consequently, upon assuming the pastorate of a Boston church in 1829, Emerson experienced many doubts concerning traditional Christian belief.
Emerson's poetry written from the era of the Dial onward, as well as his prose works dating from Essays: Second Series, chart a steady decline in the author's idealism and give rise to an emerging recognition of mortal limitations.
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 Ralph Waldo Emerson - Biography and Works
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) was a major American poet, philosopher and center of the American Transcendental movement.
Emerson's chosen method was to be in close communion with nature, carefully listening to its messsages, and being fully aware of the present moment.
As Emerson complained that Fuller’s introduction lacked a clear “purpose”, it was evident in his writing that The Dial hoped to cover a variety of topics ranging from religion to politics to literature.
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 Ralph Waldo Emerson | American Author, Poet and Philosopher
Ralph Waldo Emerson was born on May 25, 1803 in Boston, Massachusetts.
In 1836 Emerson expressed Transcendentalism's main principle of the "mystical unity of nature" in his essay, "Nature".
Emerson urged independent thinking and stressesd that not all life's answers are found in books.
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 Outline of American Literature - Chapter 3
Emerson, who moved to Concord in 1834, and Thoreau are most closely associated with the town, but the locale also attracted the novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne, the feminist writer Margaret Fuller, the educator (and father of novelist Louisa May Alcott) Bronson Alcott, and the poet William Ellery Channing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, the towering figure of his era, had a religious sense of mission.
Emerson's philosophy has been called contradictory, and it is true that he consciously avoided building a logical intellectual system because such a rational system would have negated his Romantic belief in intuition and flexibility.
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 Ralph Waldo Emerson
Emerson states, “The world is a temple, whose walls are covered with emblems, pictures, and commandments of the Deity.” Although both the poet and the layman are aware of divine symbols in nature, only the poet is capable of fashioning those symbols into an “original use,” a phrase that frequently appears in Emerson’s works.
Ralph Waldo Emerson was one of the key figures in a critical period of American writing, which scholars now termed the American Renaissance.
It is likely that Emerson was so influential simply because he was one of the first Transcendentalists, and also because he was able to bring them together, if only for a short time.
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 PAL: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Emerson prods the students to become more confident in their abilities and to take pride in native Americanism: "We have listened too long to the courtly muses of Europe.
In the year of 1835 Emerson met Lydia Jackson but didn’t love her the way he had loved his previous wife Ellen and there marriage ended up being one more of respect for each other than one created out of love for one another.
Around the time Emerson was writing “Nature”; he became a member of a transcendental club and founded the “Dial”; (a literary paper) which was first published in 1840 with co members such as Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, and Henry David Thoreau.
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 RWE.org - The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Institute has provided this web site for the purpose of providing a digital archive of the life and works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, one of America's Founding Thinkers.
NOV 17 - The Teachings of Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman with Mrs.
DEC 8 - The Teachings of Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman with Mrs.
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 IHAS: Poet
he Sage of Concord and the intellectual center of the American Renaissance, Ralph Waldo Emerson, as preacher, philosopher, and poet, embodied the finest spirit and highest ideals of his age.
Following in his father's footsteps, Emerson was ordained a Unitarian minister in 1829, but he experienced a religious crisis after the death from tuberculosis of his first wife, the beautiful and romantic Ellen Tucker, to whom he had been married only eighteen months.
To relieve his depression, Emerson's friends arranged for him to travel abroad in 1873, while they raised the funds and oversaw the rebuilding of the house and the reconstruction of his library--a gift they presented to the speechless poet upon his return in 1873.
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 CNN - Ralph Waldo Emerson - May 25, 1998
(CNN) -- Ralph Waldo Emerson, one of America's foremost authors and thinkers, was born on May 25, 1803 in Boston.
With Emerson's influence, Concorde became a center of the philosophy of Transcendentalism.
Emerson's often quoted essay, "Self Reliance" (1841), offered man the reality of becoming unattached to convention: "The virtue in most requests is conformity.
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 PAL: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
The major thesis of the essay, in Emerson's words, is that we should now "enjoy an original relation to the universe," and not become dependent on past experiences of others and on holy books, creeds and dogma.
"Emerson was not a mystic in the usual 'visionary' sense of the word.
Emerson prods the students to become more confident in their abilities and to take pride in native Americanism: "We have listened too long to the courtly muses of Europe.
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 Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Philosophy Books and Online Resources
Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the most important figures in the history of American thought, religion and literature.
Touching on all aspects of Emerson's life, this biography gives us a rewarding intellectual work that is also a portrait of the whole man. Photos....
This page lists the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson, many of which are available in electronic form.
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 Ralph Waldo Emerson - Wikiquote
Ralph Waldo Emerson (25 May 1803 - 27 April 1882) was an American philosopher, essayist, and poet.
He who is in love is wise and is becoming wiser, sees newly every time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
This is a remark Emerson wrote referring to the unreliability of second hand testimony and worse upon the subject of immortality.
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 Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) - Guide to Resources on Transcendentalism and Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson, whose original profession and calling was as a Unitarian minister, left the ministry to pursue a career in writing and public speaking.
Emerson became one of America's best known and best loved 19th century figures.
These pages have existed, in some form or another, since 1995, when I first discovered that there was a wealth of Ralph Waldo Emerson material on the Net, all very difficult to find.
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