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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Biographical Sketch

Biographical SketchThe Emersons first appeared in the north of England, but Thomas, who landed in Massachusetts in 1638, came from Hertfordshire. He built soon after a house, sometimes railed …

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Translations

TranslationsSonnet of Michel Angelo BuonarottiThe ExileFrom HafizEpitaphFriendshipFrom Omar KhayyamFrom Ali Ben Abu TalebFrom Ibn JeminThe FluteTo the ShahSong of Seyd Nimetollah of Kuhistan …

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Preface

PrefaceIn Mr. Cabot's prefatory note to the Riverside Edition of the Poems, published the year after Mr. Emerson's death, he said:— "This volume contains nearly all the pieces included …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson's father was the seventh in an unbroken line of ministers dating back to Puritan days, and after attending Harvard Emerson himself became a Unitarian minister. After the death of …

Ralph Waldo Emerson GILBERT

GILBERT, Ralph Waldo Emerson, (son of George Gilmore Gilbert), a Representative from Kentucky; born in Taylorsville, Spencer County, Ky., January 17, 1882; attended the public schools and the U…

Ralph Waldo Emerson: I

IRight upward on the road of fame With sounding steps the poet came; Born and nourished in miracles, His feet were shod with golden bells, Or where he stepped the soil did peal As if the dust …

Ralph Waldo Emerson: I

IThere are beggars in Iran and Araby, SAID was hungrier than all; Hafiz said he was a fly That came to every festival. He came a pilgrim to the Mosque On trail of camel and caravan, Knew every…