Amos Bronson Alcott
Amos Bronson Alcott Poems
- Thoreau WHO nearer Nature’s life would truly come Must ...
- Margaret Fuller THOU, Sibyl rapt! whose sympathetic soul ...
- Sonnet 16 WHEN I remember with what buoyant heart, Midst ...
- Emerson MISFORTUNE to have lived not knowing thee! ’T were...
- Hawthorne ROMANCER, far more coy than that coy sex! ...
- Bartol POET of the Pulpit, whose full-chorded lyre ...
- Proem Long left unwounded by the grisly foe, Who sometime ...
Amos Bronson Alcott was an American teacher, writer, philosopher, and reformer. As an educator, Alcott pioneered new ways of interacting with young students, focusing on a conversational style, and avoided traditional punishment. He hoped to perfect the human spirit and, to that end, advocated a vegan diet before the term was coined. He was also an abolitionist and an advocate for women's rights.
Born in Connecticut in 1799, Alcott had only minimal formal schooling before attempting a career as a traveling salesman. Worried about how the itinerant life might negatively impact his soul, he turned to teaching. His innovative methods, however, were controversial, and he rarely stayed... more »
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WHO nearer Nature’s life would truly come
Must nearest come to him of whom I speak;
He all kinds knew,—the vocal and the dumb;
Masterful in genius was he, and unique,
Patient, sagacious, tender, frolicsome.
This Concord Pan would oft his whistle take,
And forth from wood and fen, field, hill, and lake,
Trooping around him in their several guise,
The shy inhabitants their haunts forsake:
Then he, like Æsop, man would satirize,
Hold up the image wild to clearest view
Of undiscerning manhood’s puzzled eyes,
And mocking say, “Lo! mirrors ...