Author; leader of the transcendental school of New England
; born in Boston
, May 25, 1803; graduated at Harvard in 1821; taught school five years, and in 1826 was licensed to preach by the Middlesex (Unitarian
In the winter of 1833-34, after returning from Europe
, he began the career of a lecturer and essayist.
Marrying in 1835, he fixed his
residence at Concord, Mass.
, and was a contributor to, and finally editor of, The dial
, a quarterly magazine, and organ of the New England
He lived the quiet life of a literary man and philosopher, with the reputation, for more than forty years, of a profound thinker and elegant writer.
He published essays, poems, and lectures, and died in Concord, Mass.
, April 27, 1882.