A Nation’s Strength by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Date: 1881 Poet: Ralph Waldo Emerson American 1803 – 1882 Ralph Waldo Emerson was an essayist, philosopher, lecturer and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.

Ode to Beauty by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Who gave thee, O Beauty, The keys of this breast,— Too credulous lover Of blest and unblest? Say, when in lapsed ages Thee knew I of old; Or what was the service For which I was sold? When first my eyes saw thee, I found me thy thrall, By magical drawings, Sweet tyrant of all! … Continue reading Ode to Beauty by Ralph Waldo Emerson