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The Transcendentalists

An Anthology

Edited by Perry Miller

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Publication Date: 01/01/1950

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  • Introduction
  • I. Forerunners
    • 1. Joseph Stevens Buckminster: The Peculiar Blessings of Our Social Condition as Americans
    • 2. Edward Everett: Oration Pronounced at Cambridge, before the Society of Phi Beta Kappa, August 26, 1824
    • 3. William Ellery Channing: Likeness to God
  • II. Impact
    • 1. Alexander H. Everett: History of Intellectual Philosophy
    • 2. James Marsh: Preliminary Essay
    • 3. Timothy Walker: Signs of the Times
    • 4. James freeman Clarke: The Influence of Carlyle
    • 5. Orestes A. Brownson: The Everlasting Yes
    • 6. James Freeman Clarke: Autobiography
  • III. Emergence
    • 1. Sampson Reed: Oration on Genius
    • 2. Sampson Reed: Observations on the Growth of the Mind
    • 3. George Ripley: Charles Follen’s Inaugural Discourse
    • 4. Convers Francis: Natural Theology
    • 5. George Ripley: James Mackintosh
    • 6. Frederic Henry Hedge: Coleridge
    • 7. Frederic Henry Hedge: Progress of Society
    • 8. Isaac Ray: Moral Aspects of Phrenology
    • 9. Frederic Henry Hedge: Schiller
    • 10. James Walker: Foundations of Faith
    • 11. Orestes A. Brownson: Benjamin Contsant
    • 12. George Ripley: Herder
    • 13. Orestes A. Brownson: Progress of Society
    • 14. George Ripley: Herder’s Theological Opinions and Services
    • 15. Conelius C. Felton: Wordsworth’s Yarrow Revisited
    • 16. George Ripley: Schleiermacher as a Theologian
    • 17. Orestes A. Brownson: Education of the People
    • 18. Nathaniel L. Frothingham: Sartor Resartus
  • IV. Annus Mirabilis
    • 1. Orestes A. Brownson: Victor Cousin
    • 2. Orestes A. Brownson: New Views of Christianity, Society, and the Church
    • 3. William Henry Furness: Remarks on the Four Gospels
    • 4. George Ripley: Martineau’s Rationale
    • 5. George Ripley: Discourses on the Philosophy of Religion
    • 6. Elizabeth Palmer Peabody: Record of a School
    • 7. Amos Bronson Alcott: Conversations with Children on the Gospels
  • V. Miracles
    • 1. Andrews Norton: Ripley’s Martineau
    • 2. George Ripley: To Mr. Andrews Norton
    • 3. Samuel Osgood: Emerson’s Nature
    • 4. James Freeman Clarke: Ripley’s Discourses
    • 5. James Freeman Clarke: Alcott
    • 6. Martin Luther Hurlbut: Furness’ Remarks
    • 7. Francis Bowen: Emerson’s Nature
    • 8. Francis Bowen: Locke and the Transcendentalists
    • 9. Christopher Pearse Cranch: Emerson’s American Scholar
    • 10. Orestes A. Brownson: Introductory Remarks
    • 11. Orestes A. Brownson: Francis Bowen
    • 12. William Henry Channing: Emerson’s American Scholar
    • 13. Orestes A. Brownson: Alcott’s Conversations
    • 14. Orestes A. Brownson: Ripley’s Specimens
    • 15. Ralph Waldo Emerson: And Address Delivered before the senior Class in Divinity College
    • 16. Andrews Norton: The New School in Literature and Religion
    • 17. The Christian Examiner: Emerson’s Address
    • 18. Orestes A. Brownson: Emerson’s Address
    • 19. James Freeman Clarke, Christopher Pearse Cranch: R. W. Emerson and the New School
    • 20. Sampson Reed: Preface, Observations, 1838
    • 21. Orestes A. Brownson: Norton’s Evidence
    • 22. Andrews Norton: A Discourse on the Latest Form of Infidelity
    • 23. George Ripley: The Latest Form of Infidelity Examined
    • 24. Richard Hildreth: A Letter to Andrews Norton
    • 25. Theodore Parker: The Previous Question between Mr. Andrews Norton and His Alumni
    • 26. J. W. Alexander, Albert Dod, Charles Hodge: Transcendentalism of the German and of Cousin and Its Influence on Opinion in This Country
    • 27. Orestes A. Brownson: Two Articles from the Princeton Review
  • VI. Manifestoes
    • 1. Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Editors to the Reader
    • 2. George Ripley: Letter to the Church in Purchase Street
    • 3. George Ripley: A Farewell Discourse
    • 4. Theodore Parker: A Discourse of the Transient and Permanent in Christianity
  • VII. The Movement: Philosophical and Religious
    • 1. George Ripley: Jesus Christ, the Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever
    • 2. George Ripley: Introductory Notice, Specimens of Foreign Standard Literature
    • 3. Christopher Pearse Cranch: Transcendentalism
    • 4. Amos Bronson Alcott: Orphic Sayings
    • 5. Theodore Parker: A Discourse of Matters Pertaining to Religion
    • 6. Henry D. Thoreau: The Natural History of Massachusetts
  • VIII. The Movement: Literary and Critical
    • 1. Margaret Fuller: Memoirs
    • 2. D. L.: Shelley
    • 3. James Freeman Clarke: Jones Very
    • 4. Jones Very: Epic Poetry
    • 5. Jones Very: Shakespeare
    • 6. Jones Very: Hamlet
    • 7. Jones Very: The Wind-Flower; The Columbine; The New Birth; The Son; The Morning Watch; The Garden; The Presence; Thy Brother’s Blood; Nature; The Meek; The Barberry-Bush; The Children; The Hand and Foot; The New World; To the Fossil Flower; The Prayer; The Silent; The Fox and the Bird
    • 8. Margaret Fuller: A Short Essay on Critics
    • 9. Margaret Fuller: Menzel’s View of Goethe
    • 10. Elizabeth Palmer Peabody: The Word Aesthetic
    • 11. Ralph Waldo Emerson: The New Poetry
    • 12. William Ellery Channing: The Earth; An Old Man
    • 13. Frederic Henry Hedge: Questionings
    • 14. Christopher Pearse Cranch: Stanzas; The Ocean; Correspondence; Inworld; Outworld; The Spirit of the Age; The Garden
    • 15: Henry D. Thoreau: Sympathy; Stanzas; Sic Vita; The Inward Morning; Free love
    • 16. Margaret Fuller: A Dialogue
    • 17. Ellen Sturgis Hooper: I Slept, and Dreamed That Life Was Beauty
    • 18. Caroline Sturgis Tappan: Poems
    • 19. Margaret Fuller: A Record of Impressions
    • 20. Sophia Dana Ripley: Painting and Sculpture
    • 21. John Sullivan Dwight: Music
    • 22. Theodore Parker: The Writing of Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • IX. The Movement: Political and Social
    • 1. George Bancroft: On the Progress of Civilization
    • 2. William Henry Channing: An Ideal of Humanity
    • 3. Orestes A. Brownson: Emerson
    • 4. Orestes A. Brownson: Wordsworth
    • 5. Orestes A. Brownson: The Laboring Classes
    • 6. William Henry Channing: Brownson’s Laboring Classes
    • 7. Theodore Parker: A Sermon of Merchants
    • 8. Margaret Fuller: The Great Lawsuit
    • 9. Elizabeth Palmer Peabody: Plan of the West Roxbury Community
    • 10. George Ripley: The Harbinger
    • 11. Frederic Henry Hedge: The Art of Life
    • 12. George B. Loring: Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter
  • X. Recollections
    • 1. Theodore Parker: Theodore Parker’s Experience as a Minister
    • 2. Ralph Waldo Emerson: Historic Notes of Life and Letters in New England
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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