Parker's Journal Entry on Emerson's Divinity School Address

Parker's Journal Entry on Emerson's Divinity School Address

Sample entry from Theodore Parker's Journal. This is the entry for July 15, 1838, written after hearing Emerson's Divinity School Address [bMS 101/1].

Sunday 15th Emerson

After as usual preaching, Sunday-schooling, teachers-
-meetinging [sic] &c wife & I went over to Brookline & took
Mary Anne & proceeded to Cambridge to hear the Vale-
dictory sermon by M. Emerson. In this he surpassed him-
self as much as he surpasses others in the general
way. I shall give no abstract, so beautiful, so just,
so true, & terribly sublime was his picture of the faults
of the church in its present position. My soul is roused,
& this week I shall write the long-meditated sermons, on
the state of the church & the duties of these times.

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