Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Yourself a newborn bard of the Holy Ghost, cast behind you all conformity, and acquaint men at first hand with Deity.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Address, July 15, 1838, delivered before the senior class in Divinity College, Cambridge. "Divinity School Address," repr. In Emerson: Essays and Lectures, ed. Joel Porte (1983).

Delivered in Divinity Hall, Harvard Divinity School, July 15, 1838.
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