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 (ĕm′ər-sən), Ralph Waldo 1803-1882.
American writer, philosopher, and central figure of transcendentalism. His poems, orations, and especially his essays, such as Nature (1836), are regarded as landmarks in the development of American thought and literary expression.

Em′er·so′ni·an (-sō′nē-ən) adj.

Emerson

(ˈɛməsən)
n
(Biography) Ralph Waldo. (rælf ˈwɔːldəʊ). 1803–82, US poet, essayist, and transcendentalist

Em•er•son

(ˈɛm ər sən)

n.
Ralph Waldo, 1803–82, U.S. essayist and poet.
Em`er•so′ni•an (-ˈsoʊ ni ən) adj.
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Then Edna sat in the library after dinner and read Emerson until she grew sleepy.
It is from Emerson, but I'm afraid you haven't quite grown up to it, Rebecca, and it is one of the things impossible to explain.
As the son of an East India merchant and the son-in-law of Ralph Waldo Emerson, he was a Bostonian of the Brahmin caste.
Emerson was talking about it in the smoking-room, and knowing what I did, I encouraged him to make the offer again.
Emerson that I accept his kind offer, and then conduct him to me, in order that I may thank him personally?
Emerson scored a notable triumph to the delight of Mr.
Professor Emerson Sillerton was a thorn in the side of Newport society; and a thorn that could not be plucked out, for it grew on a venerable and venerated family tree.
The idea of the stud-farm and the brougham horse had germinated in Archer's mind on the very day when the Emerson Sillerton invitation had first been mentioned; but he had kept it to himself as if there were something clandestine in the plan, and discovery might prevent its execution.
Well, I must reflect with Emerson that it's being and not doing that matters," she continued.
But his favourite reading was Huxley, Herbert Spencer, and Henry George; while Emerson and Thomas Hardy he read for relaxation.
One need not question the greatness of Browning in owning the fact that the two poets of his day who preeminently voiced their generation were Tennyson and Longfellow; though Browning, like Emerson, is possibly now more modern than either.
But in 1882 when Emerson died, even that effort faced significant obstacles because his name, like the word "Transcendentalism," was already shorthand for a self-indulgent posture of mystical optimism.