Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“… he was a jovial actor and manager. I cannot marry this fact to his verse … but that this man of men, he who gave to the science of mind a new and larger subject than had ever existed … that he should not be wise for himself;—it must even go into the world’s history that the best poet led an obscure and profane life, using his genius for the public amusement.”