Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Emerson was an essayist and poet. He began as a clergyman, but had dreams of literary greatness and soon resigned his post. In 1835 he began his long career as a lecturer and in 1836 emerged as a leader in the Transcendentalist movement. He published his first volume of "Essays" in 1841. The second volume followed in 1844. He turned his attention toward poetry and in 1847 appeared "Poems." He continued to lecture and travel widely, enjoying his fame. He was buried in Concord, MA, close to the graves of the Alcotts, the Hawthornes, and the Thoreaus.

1860 circa 15 years
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