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May 8

Jones Very

1880 – Jones Very, a transcendentalist poet, died at the age of 66. Known as a radical pietist, he influenced Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Ellery Channing, the Peabody sisters (Elizabeth Palmer, Mary Tyler, and Sophia Amelia), Margaret Fuller, and Bronson Alcott. Read more about Jones Very.

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