Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson: With Annotations - Vol. 8

Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson: With Annotations - Vol. 8

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Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson: With Annotations - Vol. 8

Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson: With Annotations - Vol. 8

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1849

(From Journals rs, tu, and AZ)

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

“Parcite, dum propero; mergite, dum redeo.”

Martialis.

[THE opening year found Mr. Emerson at his normal winter task of lecturing, but refreshed by his visit to England, Scotland, and France, and the meeting with interesting men and women: also he had the sure pleasure found in coming back to his family and near friends, and in bearing his part as an American. in this excursion he had found also what he sought,

1 Mr. Emerson loved to quote the verse in the Scottish ballad “The Drowned Lovers,” the last lines of which are a good translation of that of Martial:—

O roaring Clyde, ye roar ower loud,     Your stream seems wondrous Strang; Make me your wreck when I come back,     But spare me as I gang.

Buchan’s Ballads of the North of Scotland.

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