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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Essays and English Traits – Emerson

On Sept. 9, 1832, Ralph Waldo Emerson retired from ministry.  But, he will never retire from the literary tradition and memory of Western Civilization.  Among his many famous essays is that which is called Nature. In 1836, Emerson set out in the … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The American Scholar – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sometimes throughout modern Western culture, if not elsewhere, important published essays begin their literary life as important speeches.  This is the case with many essays written by Ralph Waldo Emerson.  The particular essay we will look at today is The American … Continue reading

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