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By R. Todd Felton

The recent England cities and villages that encouraged the most important figures of the Transcendentalism flow are awarded via zone during this shuttle consultant that devotes a bankruptcy to every city or village recognized for its courting to 1 or extra of the Transcendentalists. Cambridge, the place Ralph Waldo Emerson added his robust speeches is highlighted, as is Walden, the place Henry David Thoreau spent years attuning himself to the rhythms of nature. different chapters retrace the trails of significant writers and poets of the interval in addition to the utopian groups of the time. This beneficial touring better half deals highway maps, old illustrations, and narratives that create a bright experience of recent England within the nineteenth century.

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Emerson returned to campus nearly a year later to further the cause of Transcendentalism with his oration before the Phi Beta Kappa Society on August 31, 1837. This speech, given at 2 the First Parish Church at 3 Church Street, was the second of his major speeches against mindless conformity and for the natural philosophy that would come to be known as Transcendentalism. Coming a year after Emerson had published his landmark book Nature, this seventy-five-minute speech, now known as “The American Scholar,” took aim at the state of American education and letters, Phi Bate Phi Beta Kappa was founded on the Harvard campus in 1781 with a charter from the Phi Beta Kappa club of William & Mary.

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To aim to convert a man by miracles, is a profanation of the soul. ” But what most likely put the Divinity School faculty over the edge was Emerson’s next accusation: Not any profane man, not any sensual, not any liar, not any slave can teach, but only he can give, who has; he only can create, who is. The man on whom the soul descends, through whom the soul speaks, alone can teach. Courage, piety, love, wisdom, can teach; and every man can open his door to these angels, and they shall bring him the gift of tongues.

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