Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Noun1.Ralph Waldo Emerson - United States writer and leading exponent of transcendentalism (1803-1882)Ralph Waldo Emerson - United States writer and leading exponent of transcendentalism (1803-1882)
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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.
In his 1880 Concord Lyceum lecture, "Historic Notes of the Life and Letters of New England," Ralph Waldo Emerson fitfully praised the genius of Edward Everett, the man he credited for his special influence on several generations of Harvard scholars: "The smallest anecdote of his behavior or conversation was eagerly caught and repeated, and every young scholar could recite brilliant sentences from his sermons, with mimicry, good or bad, of his voice.
The Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson, ed.
The Emerson String Quartet, now celebrating their 25th year together and named for the American transcendental poet and essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson, continue their quest to record all of the composer's string output in a series of discs called "The Haydn Project.
It wasn't anything that a Robert Frost or a Ralph Waldo Emerson would dash off in an inspired moment, but it did have its own rough-hewn charm, particularly fit for coach consumption.
We all know that the admirable Ralph Waldo Emerson warned that "a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds," but Emerson never met Paul Taylor.
In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, "That which we persist in doing becomes easier -- not that the nature of the task has changed, but our ability to do it has increased.
Nostalgists may like to think of America before the movies and television as the land of Abraham Lincoln, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Frederic Church and Emily Dickinson," he writes.
The lesson of Cannon's book can be summed up by an exchange between William Graham Sumner, a Reconstruction-era senator who wanted to punish the South, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
He references Blaise Pascal when discussing risk and Ralph Waldo Emerson when discussing the protection of executives during car travel.
In fact, New England critic, orator, and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson tried to talk Whitman into dropping some passages, including "the limpid liquid within the young man.
Following these words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, more than 160 foundry executives educated more than 120 new members of Congress while declaring their stand on the critical issues facing the metalcasting industry.