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Emerson invited Margaret FullerElizabeth Hoar and Sarah Ripley for dinner at his home before the meeting to ensure that they would be present for the evening get-together.
Its first official meeting was held on September 19, Part of his California visit included a trip to Yosemiteand while there he met a young and unknown John Muira signature event in Muir's career.
Emerson discounted biblical miracles and proclaimed that, while Jesus was a great man, he was not God: historical Christianity, he said, had turned Jesus into a "demigod, as the Orientals or the Greeks would describe Osiris or Apollo".
I compared notes with one of my friends who expects everything of the universe and is disappointed when anything is less than the best, and I found that I begin at the other extreme, expecting nothing, and am always full of thanks for moderate goods. Carlyle in particular was a strong influence on him; Emerson would later serve as an unofficial literary agent in the United States for Carlyle, and in Marchhe tried to persuade Carlyle to come to America to lecture.
Emerson spoke on a wide variety of subjects, and many of his essays grew out of his lectures.
Stillman was born and grew up in Schenectady which was just south of the Adirondack mountains. Although much has been written over many years by scholars and biographers of Emerson's life, little has been written of what has become known as the "Philosophers Camp".
We may climb into the thin and cold realm of pure geometry and lifeless science, or sink into that of sensation.