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BOSTON
HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY

New York: 11 East Seventeenth Street
The liiverside Press, Cambridge

1884

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The Riverside Press, Cambridge:
Electrotyped and Printed by II. O. Houghton & Co.

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NOTE.

Of the pieces included in this volume the following, namely, those from the “Dial,” “ Character,” Plutarch,” and the biographical sketches of Dr. Ripley, of Mr. IIoar, and of Ilenry Thoreau, were printed by Mr. Emerson before I took any part in the arrangement of his papers. The rest, except the sketch of Miss Mary Emerson, I got ready for his use in readings to his friends or to a limited public. He had given up the regular practice of lecturing, but would sometimes, upon special request, read a paper that had been prepared for him from his manuscripts, in the manner described in the preface to “Letters and Social Aims," some former lecture serving as a nucleus for the

Some of these papers he afterwards allowed to be printed; others, namely, “ Aristocracy,” “ Education," “ The Man of Letters," "The Scholar," “ Historic Notes of Life and Letters in New England,” “Mary Moody Emerson,” are now published for the first time.

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J. E. CABOT.

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