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Emerson's Fame

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Ocntury. Whon Longfellow the poet of gracef ui art and of sympathy as tender as his voice, took his dcparUirc, tliere went up a cry as from a sense of lireskle loss. People everywhere dwelt upon the story of his life and recalled his folk-songs Enierson glided away almost unperceived undcr the shadow of the popular bereavement. But soou, and still multiplying from the highest sourccs, tributes to his genius began to appear - searching, studying, expounding him - as when a grand nature, an originating, forcé, has eeased to labor for us. This is the best of fame; to impressthe selected minds, which ï-edistribuie the effect in steadfast eircles of extensión. More than his associates, Enierson achieved this fame. He liad the great man's intellect, which, aecordmg to Landor, "puts in molion the intellect of othors." He was, besides, so raro a personage, that one who seeks to examine his writings apart from the facts and conduct of his life, needs must wander off in conteniplation of the man himself. "Father," he suddenly remarked, as he looked up into the parental face, "you are awfully good to ma." "Am I? Well, I hope I treat her as a husband hould a devoted wife." "And it's all over the place how liberal you are to her." "How - what do you mean?" "Why, I heard there or four men in the 'bus say that all you had in the word was in her name." "Yes - aheni - yes - you go to bed, sir, and the next time you hear peoplo lying about me, don't listen to what they say." Mississippi yct owns 3,100,000 acre of public land.


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