Out of the Past
January 7

Costumes and Masks
Henry David Thoreau
American Writer

Frozen River by Ruane Manning
Frozen River
 by Ruane Manning
Pine Forest in Snow
Pine Forest in Snow
 by Ansel Adams
Thoreau at Walden
Thoreau at Walden
by John Porcellino

Journal, Volume 5
Volume 5

Wild Fruits
Wild Fruits
Thoreau's Rediscovered Last Manuscript

Walden, or Life in the Woods Poster
Walden, or Life in the Woods

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Our Common Dwelling
Henry Thoreau, Transcendentalism, and the Class Politics of Nature

An Observant Eye: The Thoreau Collection at the Concord Museum
An Observant Eye
The Thoreau Collection at the Concord Museum 

Autumnal Tints
Autumnal Tints
Audio CD
Reading by Brett Barry.

6" Display, U.S. & International Wireless


To Nawshawtuct.
This is one of those pleasant winter mornings when you find the river firmly frozen in the night, but still the air is serene and the sun feels gratefully warm an hour after sunrise - though so fair, a healthy whitish vapor fills the lower stratum of the air, concealing the mountains - the smokes go up from the village, you hear the cocks with immortal vigor, and the children shout on their way to school, and the sound made by the railroad men hammering a rail is uncommonly musical. This promises a perfect winter day. In the heavens, except the altitude of the sun, you have, as it were, the conditions of summer. Perfect serenity and clarity and sonorousness in the earth. All nature is but braced by the cold. It gives tension to both body and mind. 
January 7, 1853

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