From a long line of religious leaders, Emerson became the minister of the Second Church Unitarian in He left the church in because of profound differences in interpretation and doubts about church doctrine.
William Emersona Unitarian minister. He was named after his mother's brother Ralph and his father's great-grandmother Rebecca Waldo. He first went to Charleston, South Carolinabut found the weather was still too cold.
Augustine, Floridawhere he took long walks on the beach and began writing poetry. Murat was two years his senior; they became good friends and enjoyed each other's company. The two engaged in enlightening discussions of religion, society, philosophy, and government.
Emerson considered Murat an important figure in his intellectual education. Augustine, Emerson had his first encounter with slavery. At one point, he attended a meeting of the Bible Society while a slave auction was taking place in the yard outside.
He wrote, "One ear therefore heard the glad tidings of great joy, whilst the other was regaled with 'Going, gentlemen, going!
Edward's physical health began to deteriorate, and he soon suffered a mental collapse as well; he was taken to McLean Asylum in June at age Although he recovered his mental equilibrium, he died inapparently from long-standing tuberculosis.
His church activities kept him busy, though during this period, facing the imminent death of his wife, he began to doubt his own beliefs. After his wife's death, he began to disagree with the church's methods, writing in his journal in June"I have sometimes thought that, in order to be a good minister, it was necessary to leave the ministry.
The profession is antiquated. In an altered age, we worship in the dead forms of our forefathers". As he wrote, "This mode of commemorating Christ is not suitable to me. That is reason enough why I should abandon it". He went to Switzerland, and had to be dragged by fellow passengers to visit Voltaire 's home in Ferney, "protesting all the way upon the unworthiness of his memory".
He was greatly moved by the organization of plants according to Jussieu 's system of classification, and the way all such objects were related and connected. Richardson says, "Emerson's moment of insight into the interconnectedness of things in the Jardin des Plantes was a moment of almost visionary intensity that pointed him away from theology and toward science".
Carlyle in particular was a strong influence on him; Emerson would later serve as an unofficial literary agent in the United States for Carlyle, and in Marchhe tried to persuade Carlyle to come to America to lecture.
In Octoberhe moved to Concord, Massachusetts to live with his step-grandfather, Dr. Ezra Ripleyat what was later named The Old Manse.
On November 5,he made the first of what would eventually be some 1, lectures, "The Uses of Natural History", in Boston. This was an expanded account of his experience in Paris. Nature is a language and every new fact one learns is a new word; but it is not a language taken to pieces and dead in the dictionary, but the language put together into a most significant and universal sense.
I wish to learn this language, not that I may know a new grammar, but that I may read the great book that is written in that tongue.
He gave a lecture to commemorate the th anniversary of the town of Concord on September 12, Edward Waldo Emerson was the father of Raymond Emerson. Ellen was named for his first wife, at Lidian's suggestion.
Literary career and transcendentalism[ edit ] Emerson in On September 8,the day before the publication of NatureEmerson met with Frederic Henry HedgeGeorge Putnam and George Ripley to plan periodic gatherings of other like-minded intellectuals.
Its first official meeting was held on September 19, Emerson invited Margaret FullerElizabeth Hoar and Sarah Ripley for dinner at his home before the meeting to ensure that they would be present for the evening get-together.
Emerson anonymously published his first essay, "Nature", on September 9, A year later, on August 31,he delivered his now-famous Phi Beta Kappa address, " The American Scholar ",  then entitled "An Oration, Delivered before the Phi Beta Kappa Society at Cambridge"; it was renamed for a collection of essays which included the first general publication of "Nature" in Though they had likely met as early asin the fall ofEmerson asked Thoreau, "Do you keep a journal?
Some scholars consider the journal to be Emerson's key literary work. This was the first time he managed a lecture series on his own, and it was the beginning of his career as a lecturer.Mar 15, · Ralph Waldo Emerson was born in Boston, May 25, He was descended from a long line of New England ministers, men of refinement and education.
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