Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson: With Annotations - Vol. 6

Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson: With Annotations - Vol. 6

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Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson: With Annotations - Vol. 6

Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson: With Annotations - Vol. 6

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(Continued)

1841

(From Journal G)

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

[DURING this year it is evident that Mr. Emerson’s forces had ebbed, in spite of the gardening hours with his friend Henry Thoreau, and the change to the lonely hostelry on Nantasket Beach, whither he went to write his “Waterville Address,” was important.

In Mr. Cabot’s Memoir of Emerson he gives several letters written from Nantasket to Mr. Emerson’s wife and friends with pleasant mention of that fortnight’s sojourn. ]

1 On July 13 he wrote:—

Dear lidian, … I find this place very good for me on many accounts…. I read and write, and have a scheme of my speech in my head. I read Plato, I swim, and be it known unto you I did verily catch with hook and line yesterday morning two haddocks, a cod, a flounder, and a pollock,

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