'Poet-seer'

  Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-83).

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-83).

''{Ralph Waldo} Emerson stands apart from the other poets and essayists of New England, and of English literature generally, as of another order. He is a reversion to an earlier type, the type of the bard, the skald, the poet-seer.''

-- John Burroughs