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NEW AND COMPLETE COPYRIGHT EDITION
OF THE WORKS OF
RALPH WALDO EMERSON.
In Eleven Volumes, Crown 8vo, cloth. This Edition includes the Prose and POETICAL WRITINGS of Mr. EMERSON hitherto published, and in addition Two New Volumes of Essays, Lectures, and Speeches, prepared for Publication, in accordance with the terms of Mr. EMERSON's Will, by his Literary Executor, Mr. J. ELLIOT CABOT. Vol. I.
NATURE, ADDRESSES, AND LECTURES. Vol. 2.
ESSAYS. First Series.
LECTURES AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES. Vol. II. MISCELLANIES.
THE YOUNG AMERICAN. A Lecture read before the Mer-
cantile Library Association, in Boston, February 7, 1844. 341
The first eight volumes of the present edition of Mr. Emerson's writings contain his collected Essays as he left them, except some revision of the punctuation and the correction of obvious mistakes. The ninth volume comprises the pieces chosen by Mr. Emerson from the “Poems” and “May-Day" to form the “ Selected Poems,” with the addi. tion of some poems which were omitted in that selection, and some that have remained unpublished. In many instances emendations which were pencilled in the margin by Mr. Emerson, but were not adopted in the “ Selected Poems,” are now introduced, upon the ground that, as they seem to have suggested themselves at the time when his powers were in their fullest vigor, it may fairly be supposed that he would, upon reconsideration, have admitted them. The tenth and eleventh volumes consist of lectures hitherto unprinted, and of “ Occasional Addresses” and other prose-writings which have appeared separately or in periodicals.
The selection from Mr. Emerson's MSS. has