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Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
American Writer

November Sunset
November Sunset

Sunset on the Marsh
Sunset on the Marsh
by Edward Moran

The Maine Woods
The Maine Woods

Walking
Walking

Transcendentalism: Essential Essays of Emerson & Thoreau
Transcendentalism: Essential Essays of Emerson & Thoreau

Walden's Shore: Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth-Century Science
Walden's Shore
Henry David Thoreau and Nineteenth-Century Science


Essays by Henry David Thoreau
Essays

Delphi Complete Works of Henry David Thoreau
Delphi Complete Works of Henry David Thoreau
Kindle Edition

Walden
Walden

The Wisdom of the Vedas
The Wisdom of the Vedas

"An Insect View of Its Plain"
"An Insect View of Its Plain"

Insects, Nature and God in Thoreau, Dickinson and Muir




         

We had a remarkable sunset to-night. I was walking
in the meadow, the source of Nut Meadow Brook. We walked in so pure and bright a light, so softly and serenely bright, I thought I had never bathed in such a golden flood, without a ripple or a murmur to it. The west side of every wood and rising ground gleamed like the boundary of Elysium.


An adventurous spirit turns the evening into morning. A little black brook in the midst of the marsh, just beginning to meander, winding slowly round a decaying stump - an artery of the meadow.

Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk.





A people who would begin by burning the fences and
let the forest stand! I saw the fences half consumed, their ends lost in the middle of the prairie, and some worldly miser with a surveyor looking after his bounds, while heaven had taken place around him, and he did not see the angels around, but was looking for an old post-hole in the midst of paradise. I looked again and saw him standing in the middle of a boggy Stygian fen, surrounded by devils, and he had found his bounds without a doubt, three little stones where a stake had been driven, and, looking nearer, I saw that the Prince of Darkness was his surveyor.


1850

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