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Fun Facts: Ralph Waldo Emerson
« on: July 26, 2013, 11:03:08 PM »
The facts on Ralph Waldo Emerson are as interesting as his poetry. This famous poet and essayist contributed to the literary community in the mid and late 1800s. Although trained as a minister and deeply interested in the influence of the divine in everyday life, Emerson was a very modern thinker and a champion of the power of individuals.


The facts would be posted below are collected from the articles of Rachel Mork.
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Re: Fun Facts: Ralph Waldo Emerson
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2013, 11:07:12 PM »
Ivy League Education

Emerson was ordained as a Unitarian minister after graduating from Harvard Divinity School.


A prodigy as a child, Emerson began his time at Harvard at the age of 14, making him the youngest boy in his classes.
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Re: Fun Facts: Ralph Waldo Emerson
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2013, 11:09:01 PM »
His circle of friends called Emerson "The Sage of Concord," because they considered him wise.
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Re: Fun Facts: Ralph Waldo Emerson
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2013, 11:11:16 PM »
He Published One Book Anonymously


Emerson's book on transcendentalism, Nature, was published anonymously. He did not want his name on the book because the topic was so controversial at the time of publication.
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Re: Fun Facts: Ralph Waldo Emerson
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2013, 06:55:18 PM »
Rafi:

This post really  informative . Eager to know more about Emerson.


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Re: Fun Facts: Ralph Waldo Emerson
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2013, 07:37:47 PM »
Thank you apu. I will try to update this thread about Emerson and add more information about other celebrated writers of English Literature.
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Re: Fun Facts: Ralph Waldo Emerson
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2013, 07:50:35 PM »
Your attempts sound very promising and indeed helpful.

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Re: Fun Facts: Ralph Waldo Emerson
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2013, 02:32:49 PM »
informative post.

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Re: Fun Facts: Ralph Waldo Emerson
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2013, 11:12:52 PM »
Thank you for the inspiration. The following fact is depressing:
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Re: Fun Facts: Ralph Waldo Emerson
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2013, 11:14:29 PM »
He Outlived His Mind


Sadly, Emerson, who was known in his youth for his sharp wit and impressive intellect, lost his memory as he got older. He was consistently late for appointments and became so forgetful that he did not even remember the name of his dear friend Henry Wadsworth Longfellow when he attended Longfellow's funeral. His lack of memory sometimes caused him to forget his own name and details of his life. Emerson stopped appearing in public in 1879 and died three years later at his home in Concord, Massachusetts.
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Re: Fun Facts: Ralph Waldo Emerson
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2013, 12:41:49 AM »
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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