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Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
American Writer

Skating on a Frozen Pond
Skating on a Frozen Pond
by Carl Ludwig Scheins
Snail and Caterpillar
Snail and Caterpillar
On The Study Of Words by Richard C. Trench
On The Study Of Words
by Richard C. Trench

Thoreau the Land Surveyor
Thoreau the Land Surveyor
Walden
Walden
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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


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Trench (Richard C. Trench) says a wild man is a willed man. Well, then, a man of will who does what he wills or wishes, a man of hope and of the future tense, for not only the obstinate is willed, but far more the constant and persevering. The obstinate man, properly speaking, is one who will not. The perseverance of the saints is positive willedness, not a mere passive willingness. The fates are wild, for they twill; and the Almighty is will above all, as fate is.

What are our fields but fells or felled woods. They bear a more recent name than the woods, suggesting that previously the earth was covered with woods. Always in the new country a field is a clearing.
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