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Emerson

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Newton Dillaway's

The Gospel of Emerson

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Foreword - Coming of the Spirit - Religion - The Way - Soul - Mind - The Mind of the Mind - Mid-World - Life of the Spirit - High Levels - Law of Laws - Universal Outlook - Truth - Immortality - Christianity - God - The Individual - The Voice at Eve - Sources - Contents -


Chapter 18 - Sources - p. 124

Key:

C. --- Centenary Edition of Emerson's Works, 12 volumes, Houghton Mifflin (first number indicates volume and second number the page --- i. e. C. 10-120 refers to Centenary Edition, volume 10, page 120).

J. --- Journals of Ralph Waldo Emerson, 10 volumes,
Houghton Mifflin.

H.J.--The Heart of Emerson's Journals, edited by Bliss
Perry, Houghton Mifflin.

Names of better known essays, poems and addresses, most likely to appear in other volumes, are given.

NOTE

In the final chapter Thoreau's remarks appear on page
45 of "The Heart of Thoreau's Journals", edited by Odell
Shepard (Houghton Mifflin) . Whenever possible I have
referred to "The Heart of Emerson's Journals," as this
book is accessible to more readers.

The complete text of the creed quoted on page 7 may
be found in the biography of Emerson by Oliver Wendell
Holmes (pp. 370-371) . Two authorities incline to the
view that Emerson did not write this creed, that Dr. Holmes used these words, to quote one authority, "as an effective figurative means of summarizing what he thought Emerson's basic convictions were by about 1832."

On the other hand, Dr. Samuel Crothers quotes this
creed on the final page of his work on Emerson, and comments on it as follows: "While a young man, he (Emerson) had written down certain resolutions by which he wished to guide his life."

Newton Dillaway

Wakefield, Mass.

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