Life of Ralph Waldo Emerson

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CHAPTER I .

Birth of Emerson at Boston, Massachusetts, May 25, 1803; coincidence with the birth of Bulwer; his paternal ancestry; his mother and maternal grandfather; his father an active and influential clergyman; death of his father, May 12, 1811; family cares and difficulties; Emerson's aunt, Mary Moody Emerson, and her influence upon him; Emerson at the Boston Latin School, 1813; enters Harvard College as "President's freshman," 1817; not remarkably distinguished as a collegian; graduates, 1821; assists his elder brother in school-keeping; his first poetry and his love of nature; enters Divinity College, Cambridge, to; study for the ministry, 182511

CHAPTER II.

Condition of the times when Emerson entered Cambridge; his admiration for Channing's discourses; want of personal sympathy; Emerson's studies interrupted by illness; returns for a time to school-keeping; "approbated to preach," October 10, 1826; his first sermon; goes to Florida for the recovery of his health; returns home, June, 1827; continues his studies at Divinity Hall; temporary insanity of his brother Edward, June, 1828; elected assistant minister, and shortly afterwards sole minister of the Second Church, Boston, 1829; betrothed to Ellen Tucker

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  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 5
  • Note. 9
  • Life of Emerson 11
  • Chapter 1 11
  • Chapter II 36
  • Chapter III 57
  • Chapter IV 81
  • Chapter V 111
  • Chapter VI 137
  • Chapter VII 162
  • Chapter VIII 187
  • Index 201
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