CHAPTER VIII.
1853-1858. Æt. 50-65.

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."

AFTER Emerson's return from Europe he delivered lectures to different audiences, -- one on Poetry, afterwards published in "Letters and Social Aims," a course of lectures in Freeman Place Chapel, Boston, some of which have been published, one on the Anglo-Saxon Race, and many others. In January, 1855, he gave one of the lectures in a course of Anti-Slavery Addresses delivered in Tremont Temple, Boston. In the same year he delivered an address before the Anti-Slavery party of New York. His plan for the extirpation of slavery was to buy the slaves from the planters, not conceding their right to ownership, but because "it is the only practical course, and is innocent." It would cost two thousand millions, he says, according to the present estimate, but "was there ever any

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