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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…

Ralph Waldo Emerson: V

VMask thy wisdom with delight, Toy with the bow, yet hit the white, As Jelaleddin old and gray; He seemed to bask, to dream and play Without remoter hope or fear Than still to entertain his ea…

Ralph Waldo Emerson: 1

1When the pine tosses its cones To the song of its waterfall tones, Who speeds to the woodland walks? To birds and trees who talks? Caesar of his leafy Rome, There the poet is at home. He goes…

Ralph Waldo Emerson: 2

2And such I knew, a forest seer, A minstrel of the natural year, Foreteller of the vernal ides, Wise harbinger of spheres and tides, A lover true, who knew by heart Each joy the mountain dales…

Ralph Waldo Emerson: 3

3In unploughed Maine he sought the lumberers' gang Where from a hundred lakes young rivers sprang; He trode the unplanted forest floor, whereon The all-seeing sun for ages hath not shone; Wher…

Ralph Waldo Emerson: 4

4'T was one of the charmèd days When the genius of God doth flow; The wind may alter twenty ways, A tempest cannot blow; It may blow north, it still is warm; Or south, it still is clear; Or ea…

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 …