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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
From a daguerreotype taken in the West in 1859
From an engraving in The Polyanthos for May,
MRS. RUTH EMERSON
From the painting by Alexander, in the possession
WILLIAM EMERSON, OF NEW YORK, OLDEST
From a daguerreotype in the possession of the family
From a silhouette in the possession of the family CHARLES CHAUNCY EMERSON
From a silhouette in the possession of the family
SOCIETY AND SOLITUDE
SEYD melted the days like cups of pearl,
Or gleam which use can paint on steel,
Princely women hard to please,
And etiquette of gentilesse.
But when the mate of the snow and wind,
He left each civil scale behind:
Him wood-gods fed with honey wild
And of his memory beguiled.
In caves and hollow trees he crept
The winds took flesh, the mountains talked,
And he the bard, a crystal soul,
Sphered and concentric with the whole.