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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

Emerson, Ralph Waldo. An eminent American philosopher, poet, essayist, and lecturer; born in Boston, May 25, 1803; died at Concord, MA, April 27, 1882. At first a Unitarian minister in Boston, he resigned his pulpit, in 1832, retiring to Concord, where his home became a center of intellectual influence. The works of Emerson comprise the following: ‘An Historical Discourse delivered before the Citizens of Concord’ (1835); ‘Nature’ (1836); Carlyle’s ‘Sartor Resartus’ (edited: 1836); an oration, ‘The American Scholar’ (1837); ‘Carlyle’s Essays’ (edited: 1838); ‘Method of Nature,’ an oration (1841); ‘Essays’ (1841); Carlyle’s ‘Past and Present’ (edited: 1843); ‘Man the Reformer’ (1844), a lecture; ‘The Young American’ (1844), a lecture; ‘Essays’ (second series, 1844); ‘An Address’ (1844); ‘Poems’ (1847); ‘Nature: Addresses and Lectures’ (1849); ‘Representative Men,’ seven lectures (1850); ‘English Traits’ (1856); ‘Miscellanies’ (1856); ‘The Conduct of Life’ (1860); ‘May Day and Other Pieces’ (1867); ‘Society and Solitude’ (1870); ‘Tribute to Walter Scott’ (1871); ‘Letters, and Social Aims’ (1876); ‘Selected Poems’ (1876); ‘The Fortune of the Republic’ (1878), a lecture; ‘Complete Works’ (1883–84); ‘Natural History of Intellect, and Other Papers’ (1893). He also contributed much to the Dial, and edited the Massachusetts Quarterly Review (1847–50). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).