A Journey into the Transcendentalists' New England (ArtPlace by R. Todd Felton

By R. Todd Felton

The hot England cities and villages that encouraged the most important figures of the Transcendentalism move are awarded by way of area during this shuttle advisor that devotes a bankruptcy to every city or village recognized for its courting to 1 or extra of the Transcendentalists. Cambridge, the place Ralph Waldo Emerson brought his robust 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 valuable touring significant other bargains road maps, ancient illustrations, and narratives that create a shiny experience of latest England within the nineteenth century.

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T. Fields lived at 15 148 Charles Street and the Reverend William Ellery Channing lived at 16 83 Mount Vernon Street. Today, the main streets in the area, Boylston and Newbury streets, are vibrant shopping areas built on what used to be salty marshlands. And across the Charles River is Boston’s venerable neighbor, Cambridge. 37 Chapter 3 Cambridge Training Ground This 1840 etching depicts a procession of alumni at Harvard. C ambridge’s connection to Transcendentalism is a complex one. Home to Harvard College, where most of the major figures of the movement received their education, Cambridge was integral to the movement in many ways.

The best-known account of the club is Holmes’s poem “At the Saturday Club,” published in the January 1884 Atlantic Monthly. In it, Holmes memorializes his club friends, including Hawthorne, Alcott, and Emerson: 22 Hawthorne: The great ROMANCER, hid beneath his veil Like the stern preacher of his sombre tale; Virile in strength, yet bashful as a girl Prouder than Hester, sensitive as Pearl. Alcott: From his mild throng of worshippers released Our Concord Delphi sends its chosen priest, Prophet or poet, mystic, sage, or seer, By every title always welcome here.

Most of those generous spirits did in fact go on to fill the nearly 250 New England parishes that became Unitarian in the nineteenth century. A number of them became involved with the Transcendentalist movement and later left their pulpits, as in the cases of Emerson, George Ripley, and John Dwight, a Unitarian minister turned Transcendentalist music critic. Others, such as Moncure Conway, James Freeman Clarke, and Theodore Parker, remained with their churches but preached a blend of Unitarianism and Transcendentalism that often made them controversial.

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