[PW] ?Ten minutes in the life of a pear

John Henderson jrhenderson9 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 11:42:53 PDT 2018

Famously, since the 21st Century only, Ralph Waldo Emerson said,
"There are only ten minutes in the life of a pear when it is perfect
to eat."

It does not show up in an online search of his writings. No source
found in a google books search has any atribution for the source of
the quote, and the quote does not appear at all in a search with the
limit by date earlier than 2001. I tried with the exact quote and key

Any ideas any one of who first attributed it to him?

John Henderson

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