Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson: With Annotations - Vol. 4

Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson: With Annotations - Vol. 4

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Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson: With Annotations - Vol. 4

Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson: With Annotations - Vol. 4

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1836

(From Journal B)

[MR. and mrs. emerson were now settled in their new home, his younger brother Charles being an inmate there, beloved and reverenced by both. Each week, the stage which passed their house brought friends or visitors, for Mr. Emerson’s door was always open to high-minded persons, known or unknown. preached every Sunday at East Lexington, where he was much esteemed, or elsewhere by exchange, and his lectures were increasingly in demand.

The Journal opens, January 16, with one of the passages in Nature (here omitted because already printed), about the titular owners of Concord’s fields, while the poet has property in the horizon.]

January 16, 1836.

What can be more clownish than this foolish charging of Miss Martineau with ingratitude for differing in opinion from her Southern friends? take the law of hospitality to be this:— con-

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