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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau both climbed the peak multiple times and praised it in their writings.
  • Rousseau's Confessions was the favourite book of both (as it was of Emerson), but George Eliot was never converted by the high priest of sentimentalism into a belief in human perfectibility and a return to nature.
  • Emerson declares that " the impulse to seek proof of immortality is itself the strongest proof of all."
  • Emile Montegut translated Essais de philosophie americaine (1850) from Emerson; Revolution de 1688 (2 vols.
  • Stripped of its definitely miraculous character, the doctrine of the inner light may be regarded as the familiar mystical protest against formalism, literalism, and scripture-worship. Swedenborg, though selected by Emerson in his Representative Men as the typical mystic, belongs rather to the history of spiritualism than to that of mysticism as understood in this article.

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