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Boston Hymn. by Ralph Waldo Emerson. The word of the Lord by night To the watching Pilgrims came, As they sat by the sea-side, And filled their hearts with flame. God said, I am tired of Kings, I suffer them no more; Up to my ear the morning brings The outrage of the poor. Think ye I made this ball A field of havoc and war, Where tyrants great and tyrants small Might harry the weak and poor? My angel — his name is Freedom-- Choose him to be your king; He shall cut pathways east and west, And fend you with his wing. Lo! I uncover the land Which I hid of old time in the West, As the sculptor uncovers his statue, When he has wrought his best. I show Columbia, of the rocks Which dip their foot in the seas, And soar to the air-borne flocks Of clouds, and the boreal fleece. I will divide my goods, Call in the wretch and slave: None shall rule but the humble, And none but Toil shall have. I will have never a noble, No lineage counted great: Fishers and choppers and ploughmen Sha
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 (search)
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882 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) Association. 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 Ralph Waldo Emerson residence at Concord, Mass., and was a contributor to, and finally editor of, The, he began the career of a lecturer and essayist. Marrying in 1835, he fixed his Ralph Waldo Emerson residence at Concord, Mass., and was a contributor to, and finally editor of, The dial, a quarterly magazine, and organ of the New England transcendentalists. 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.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Free thought. (search)
s of perfect toleration and of the entire separation of the Church from the State. The ice of New England Puritanism was gradually thawed by commerce, non-Puritan immigration from the old country, and social influences, as much as by the force of intellectual emancipation; though in founding universities and schools it had in fact prepared for its own ultimate subversion. Unitarianism was a half-way house through which Massachusetts passed into thorough-going liberalism such as we find in Emerson, Thoreau, and the circle of Brook Farm; and afterwards into the iconoclasm of Ingersoll. The only Protestant Church of much importance to which the New World has given birth is the Universalist, a natural offspring of democratic humanity revolting against the belief in eternal fire. Enthusiasm unilluminated may still hold its camp-meetings and sing Rock of ages in the grove under the stars. The main support of orthodox Protestantism in the United States now is an off-shoot from the old
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Hall of fame, (search)
tober, 1900, a jury of 100 persons was appointed to invite and pass upon nominations for the first fifty names. The number of names submitted reached 252, of which twenty-nine received fifty-one (the minimum) or more votes. These were, therefore, declared eligible The following are the names, with the number of votes, which were accepted. The remaining twenty-one are to be selected in 1902: George Washington, 97; Abraham Lincoln, 96; Daniel Webster, 96; Benjamin Franklin, 94; Ulysses S. Grant, 92; John Marshall, 91; Thomas Jefferson, 90; Ralph Waldo Emerson, 87; Henry W. Longfellow, 85; Robert Fulton, 85; Washington Irving, 83; Jonathan Edwards, 81; Samuel F. B. Morse, 80; David G. Farragut, 79; Henry Clay, 74; Nathaniel Hawthorne, 73; George Peabody, 72; Robert E. Lee, 69; Peter Cooper, 69; Eli Whit ney, 67; John J. Audubon, 67; Horace Mann, 66; Henry Ward Beecher, 66; James Kent, 65; Joseph Story, 64; John Adams, 61; William E. Channing, 58; Gilbert Stuart, 52; Asa Gray, 51.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ripley, George 1802-1880 (search)
Oct. 3, 1802; was an able writer and a most industrious man of letters, having edited, translated, and written numerous works on a great variety of subjects, and gained a wide reputation as a scholar, editor, and journalist. He graduated at Harvard University in 1823, and Cambridge Divinity School in 1826; became pastor of the Thirteenth Congregational (Unitarian) Church in Boston; George Ripley. and was prominent in the Brook farm Association (q. v.) In 1840-41 he was associate editor with Ralph Waldo Emerson and Margaret Fuller of the Dial, the organ of the New England Transcendentalists; and with Charles A. Dana, Parke Godwin, and J. S. Dwight, of the Harbinger, an advocate of socialism as propounded by Fourier. From 1849 until his death Mr. Ripley was the literary editor of the New York Tribune. In conjunction with Charles A. Dana, Dr. Ripley edited Appleton's New American Cyclopaedia (16 volumes, 1857-63), and a new edition (1873-76). He died in New York City, July 4, 1880.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Thoreau, Henry David 1817-1862 (search)
Thoreau, Henry David 1817-1862 Author; born in Concord, Mass., July 12, 1817; graduated at Harvard College in 1837; became Henry David Thoreau. a lecturer and writer, and was strongly opposed to slavery; was an intimate friend of Bronson Alcot and Ralph Waldo Emerson. His publications include Resistance to Civil government: a week on the Concord and Merrimac rivers; Walden, or life in the woods; The Maine woods; Cape Cod; Letters to various persons: a Yankee in Canada, etc. He died in Concord, Mass., May 6, 1862.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Transcendentalism, (search)
Transcendentalism, A term derived from the Latin transcendere, to go beyond, and applied to that doctrine of the school of philosophy in New England which was founded by Ralph Waldo Emerson and A. Bronson Alcott (q. v.).
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
rch 28, 1882 Annual pension of $5,000 each granted to widows of James A. Garfield, James K. Polk, and John Tyler, by act of......March 31, 1882 President Arthur vetoes bill restricting Chinese immigration for twenty years......April 4, 1882 Secretary of the Interior Kirkwood resigns......April, 1882 Secretary of the Navy Hunt resigns......April, 1882 Congress appropriates $10,000 for a monument at the grave of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello, Va.......April 18, 1882 Ralph Waldo Emerson, born 1803, dies at Concord, Mass.......April 27, 1882 Proclamation of President against violence in Arizona, referring to the cowboys ......May 3, 1882 President Arthur remits the unexecuted part of the sentence disqualifying Gen. Fitz-John Porter......May 4, 1882 Immigration of Chinese laborers to the United States suspended for ten years, and admission of Chinese to citizenship prohibited by act of......May 6, 1882 Lieut. James B. Lockwood and Sergeant Brainard of the G
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Massachusetts (search)
, and creating the board of health, charity, and lunacy, passed by legislature, which adjourns......April 30, 1879 French ocean cable landed at North Eastham, Cape Cod.......Nov. 15, 1879 Cape Cod ship-canal from Buzzard's Bay to Barnstable Bay begun......1880 Anti-screen liquor-saloon law, enacted 1880, goes into effect......1881 National law-and-order league organized at Boston......Feb. 22, 1882 Henry W. Longfellow, born 1807, dies at Cambridge......March 24, 1882 Ralph Waldo Emerson, born 1803, dies at Concord......April 27, 1882 Society for the Collegiate Instruction of Women, Harvard annex, organized Jan. 14, 1879, incorporated......Aug. 16, 1882 Celebration at Marshfield of the 100th anniversary of the birthday of Daniel Webster (postponed from Oct. 3)......Oct. 11, 1882 Tom Thumb (Charles H. Stratton), born 1838, dies at Middleborough......July 15, 1883 Foreign exhibition opens in Boston, continuing until Jan. 12, 1884......Sept. 3, 1883 Wende
o employ in its overthrow whatever ability he possessed. Although the conditions of annexation had been accepted by its legislature, Texas had not yet actually become a State of the Republic. Strenuous efforts were therefore made by the friends of freedom to prevent the consummation of this slaveholding scheme. Conventions were held, petitions signed, in various sections of our State, and eloquent speeches made by Edmund Quincy, Henry Wilson, Theodore Parker, William Henry Channing, R. W. Emerson, and others, with the design of influencing Congress on the final vote, On the 4th of November, 1845, a large meeting was held in Faneuil Hall in Boston, at which resolutions drawn up by Mr. Sumner were presented, setting forth that the annexation of Texas was sought for the purpose of increasing the market in human flesh, of extending and perpetuating slavery, and of securing political power, and in the name of God, of Christ, and of humanity, protesting against its admission as a slave
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