Meaning: United States writer and leading exponent of transcendentalism (1803-1882)
"Hitch your wagon to a star," said Emerson.
The greatest observer and commentator upon manners that ever wrote was Mr. Emerson.
It contained a pretty little green-bound copy of Emerson's Poems, with Katy's name and "To be read at sea," written on the flyleaf.
To get the final lilt of songs, To penetrate the inmost lore of poets--to know the mighty ones, Job, Homer, Eschylus, Dante, Shakespere, Tennyson, Emerson; To diagnose the shifting-delicate tints of love and pride and doubt-- to truly understand, To encompass these, the last keen faculty and entrance-price, Old age, and what it brings from all its past experiences.