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By R. Todd Felton

The recent England cities and villages that encouraged the key figures of the Transcendentalism flow are offered through quarter during this shuttle consultant that devotes a bankruptcy to every city or village well-known for its courting to 1 or extra of the Transcendentalists. Cambridge, the place Ralph Waldo Emerson brought his strong speeches is highlighted, as is Walden, the place Henry David Thoreau spent years attuning himself to the rhythms of nature. different chapters retrace the trails of significant writers and poets of the interval in addition to the utopian groups of the time. This worthwhile touring spouse deals highway maps, old illustrations, and narratives that create a brilliant feel of latest England within the nineteenth century.

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George Ticknor’s return from Germany in 1819, to become the Smith professor of French and Spanish languages and literatures, opened a new interest in German philosophy. “Dreading to Leave an Illiterate Ministry” Harvard College was established in 1636 by a vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the same year “Newtowne” was rechristened “Cambridge” in recognition of Cambridge University, England. The college took on the name Harvard in 1639 to recognize the gift of John Harvard’s library and half his estate when the young minister died.

RY S TRO T ST. ST. ND ST. ELLE GRAN . ST. F. H A RV ARD SET MILL CAMBRID BRO HU Not all of the Transcendentalists were as enamored of their college education as were Emerson, Higginson, and Hedge. Thoreau, who had lived in Harvard’s Hollis Hall and helped found the Natural History Society, graduated in 1837, but in Walden he questioned the true value of his Crimson degree: Those things for which the most money is demanded are never the things which the student most wants. Tuition, for instance, is an important item in the term bill, while for the far more valuable education which he gets by associating with the most cultivated of his contemporaries no charge is made.

D ST. Mt. Auburn Hospital Mount Auburn Cemetery OR IS AVE HIGHLAN NC FRANC RD. E. IEW AV LAKEV VE. TON A LEXING R AVE. GROVE LARCH 9 E ST. BR AT TL MT. AUBURN ST. CO N In fact, Thoreau saw so little value in the degree that he never paid the five dollars to receive his actual diploma. Emerson, who had also lived in Hollis Hall and had graduated in the exact middle of his fifty-ninemember class, once remarked to a guest contemplating study at Harvard that the college taught This crayon portrait of Thoreau all of the branches of knowledge.

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