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                                  JOURNAL XXVII
                                   (From Journal B)

[MR. AND MRS. EMERSON were now settled in their new home, his younger brother Charles being an inmate there, beloved and reverenced by both. Each week, the stage which passed their house brought friends or visitors, for Mr. Emerson’s door was always open to high-minded persons, known or unknown. He preached every Sunday at East Lexington, where he was much esteemed, or elsewhere by exchange, and his lectures were increasingly in demand.
The Journal opens, January 16, with one of the passages in Nature (here omitted because already printed), about the titular owners of Concord’s fields, while the poet has property in the horizon.] 

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The digitized files were scanned and edited from the Edward Emerson ten-volume edition, originally published by Houghton Mifflin in 1904-14.  The ten volumes comprise 5000 pages of Emerson's private journals, which he kept throughout his lifetime.