Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson: With Annotations - Vol. 7

Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson: With Annotations - Vol. 7

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Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson: With Annotations - Vol. 7

Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson: With Annotations - Vol. 7

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1845

(From Journals V, W, and Y)

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

[MR. emerson gave no course in Boston in the last month of 1844 and first of 1845. He was working on the theme which attracted him, namely, the men whom he had chosen as representative of a few great types. “Napoleon, the Man of the World,” seems to have been the lecture first finished, and this was in demand by the Lyceum Committees. During the winter and spring he spoke at Fall River, Dover (New Hampshire), Providence, New Bedford, Gloucester, and other towns. Carlyle had bidden him write on an American hero, but he did not.

The letters between these friends show the services each was gladly rendering the other in their respective countries, for Emerson’s second volume of Essays was coming out in London, and Carlyle’s Miscellanies in America.

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