Annotations - Louisa May Alcott, "Transcendental Wild Oats" (1873)


Throughout the sketch, the adjectives assigned to Brother Lamb promote his characterization as serene, calm, tranquil, placid and evoke Bronson Alcott's involvement with the New-England Non-Resistance Society: in The Liberator  Vol. XVI. No. li (18 December 1846): 120, Alcott is listed as attending the 1846 annual convention, proposing a number of measures to promote the cause of peace.