Saturday, July 30, 2011

Ralph Waldo Emerson on Coney Island - 1850


....RALPH WALDO EMERSON, the lecturer, has been visiting the Mammoth Cave of Kentucky, and is now voyaging to the Mississippi to the Falls of St. Anthony, from whence he will proceed to Coney Island.

--Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Saturday, July 6, 1850

Emerson was evidently on the lecture circuit from 1839 to 1872.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, I love you, but you're not as pun-ny as you think.

City News & Gossip

"INDEPENDENT REFORM MOVEMENT."--A caucus of the friends of a change in the weather will convene at Coney Island this evening, at 7 o'clock.--The Governor of that interesting region is expected to preside. The tide of public clam-or runs high among the inhabitants, and they will move ever muscle to effect this reform. The country must be saved.

--Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Saturday, July 6, 1850

Can't find a thing about what they were talking about.

No comments:

Post a Comment