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Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes on Living a Great Life ()
His father, pastor of the First Unitarian Church of Boston, chaplain of the Massachusetts Senate, and an editor of Monthly Anthology , a literary review, once described two-year-old son Waldo as "a rather dull scholar. Following William's death from stomach cancer in , the family was left in a state of near-poverty, and Emerson was raised by his mother and Mary Moody Emerson, an aunt whose acute, critical intelligence would have a lifelong influence on him. Through the persistence of these two women, he completed studies at the Boston Public Latin School. Emerson entered Harvard College on a scholarship in , and during collegiate holidays he taught school. An unremarkable student, he made no particular impression on his contemporaries. In , he graduated thirteenth in his class of , and he was elected class poet only after six other students declined the honor.
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