Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson: With Annotations - Vol. 5

Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson: With Annotations - Vol. 5

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Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson: With Annotations - Vol. 5

Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson: With Annotations - Vol. 5

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[All page references to passages from the Journals used by Mr. Emerson in his published works are to the Centenary Edition, 1903–05.]

Sunday, July 1, 1838.

In Boston, Friday, and rode to Charlestown, and afterward to the Cambridge bushes with George B. Emerson. a beautiful thicket like a mat of South American vegetation. Arcadian ladders did the dead vines of the smilax make; a delicate fruit the Pyrus villosus offered; the azalea was in profuse flower; the tupelo tree and the Ilex canadensis I had never seen before. It seemed not June, but August or September. the pines have a growth and twisted appearance that I do not remember elsewhere. Hamamelis. Asper indentatus. Aralia nudicaulis.

[During July and the exciting events connected with the delivery of the Divinity School . . .

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