Henry David Thoreau
Irving Brokaw -- ice-skating
Occupational portrait of a woman working at a sewing machine
Poor Richard's Almanac
The Correspondence of Henry D. Thoreau
Volume 1: 1834 - 1848
The Adventures of Henry Thoreau
A Young Man's Unlikely Path to Walden Pond
The Maine Woods
Transcendentalism: Essential Essays of Emerson & Thoreau
"An Insect View of Its Plain"
Insects, Nature and God in Thoreau, Dickinson and Muir
Tuesday. Ground nearly bare of snow. Pleasant day with a strong south wind. Skated, though the ice was soft in spots. Saw the skunk-cabbage in flower. Gathered nuts and apples on the bare ground, still sound and preserving their colors, red and green, many of them.
Yesterday the river was over the road by Hubbard's Bridge.
Surveyed White Pond yesterday, February 17th.
Those who are living on the interest of money inherited, or dishonestly, i. e. by false methods, acquired, are of course incompetent to answer it.
I consider that society with all its arts, has done nothing for us in this respect. One would think, from looking at literature, that this question had never disturbed a solitary individual's musings.
Cold and hunger seem more friendly to my nature than those methods which men have adopted and advise to ward them off. If it were not that I desire to do something here - accomplish some work - I should certainly prefer to suffer and die rather than be at the pains to get a living by the modes men propose.
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