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  • John Quincy called Emerson's ideas “crazy”; Charles Francis thought they would “degrade the morals . . . of the public.”

    America's First Dynasty

  • She would approve, one senses, of the poet Don Paterson's line that "words are locked tombs in which the corpses still lie breathing" and of Emerson's more straightforward: "Language is the archives of history."

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  • The result of Emerson's attack was to ban him from Harvard for more than 30 years, and only when he became famous and known as the conscience of the nation was he invited back and finally made an Overseer of the university.

    Richard Geldard: Divinity School Day: Ralph Waldo Emerson Shocks Harvard

  • If you have some time, read Emerson's Divinity School Address and see for yourself if he doesn't strike the right note for our time and for this July 15.

    Richard Geldard: Divinity School Day: Ralph Waldo Emerson Shocks Harvard

  • As Mr. Stoller related in Ken Emerson's book "Always Magic in the Air," "these records were like newspapers or magazines in that they'd last a month and then they'd be gone."

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  • Nature and poetry share a long and loving history, as Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" and Ralph Waldo Emerson's seminal essay "Nature," can attest.

    Taking a Walk to Remember

  • A person familiar with Emerson says its name is based on Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay "Self-Reliance," and the organization believes in "empowering the individual by giving them tools to live a productive life."

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  • The business, expected to be renamed Emerson Process Chennai Pvt Ltd., had about $40 million in sales in the 2010 fiscal year, compared with Emerson's $20.1 billion company-wide.

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  • This frantic passage is Mr. Turner reflecting on Ralph Waldo Emerson's famous exhortation to American poets to ignore classical European literature and draw instead from "the ballad in the street" and "the news of the boat."

    In Praise Of the Gross

  • The question, in Emerson's view, is whether Benson will be able to capitalize quickly on this opportunity.

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