Out of the Past
Thoreau
December 17






and Other Natural History Essays

Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
American Writer

The Cobblers, 1880
The Cobblers, 1880
Tall Pine Trees Overlooking a Calm Lake with an Overcast Sky
Tall Pine Trees Overlooking a Calm Lake with an Overcast Sky
The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson & Henry David Thoreau
The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson & Henry David Thoreau

Journal, Volume 5
Journal
Volume 5

Wild Fruits
Wild Fruits
Thoreau's Rediscovered Last Manuscript

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

Our Common Dwelling
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
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Youth wants something to look up to, to look forward to; as the little boy who inquired of me the other day, "How long do those old-agers live?" and expressed the intention of compassing two hundred summers at least.

The old man who cobbles shoes without glasses at a hundred, and cuts a handsome swath at a hundred and five, is indispensable to give dignity and respectability to our life.

I just looked up at a fine twinkling star and thought that a voyager whom I know, now many days' sail from this coast, might possibly be looking up at that same star with me. The stars are the apexes of what triangles! There is always the possibility - the possibility, I say - of being all, or remaining a particle, in the universe.

For many years I was self-appointed inspector of snow-storms and rain-storms, and did my duty faithfully, though I never received one cent for it.
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