Henry David Thoreau
Ice Covered Vernal Pond
Road to Louveciennes
by Ruane Manning
Thoreau at Walden
by John Porcellino
Thoreau's Rediscovered Last Manuscript
Walden, or Life in the Woods
Our Common Dwelling
Henry Thoreau, Transcendentalism, and the Class Politics of Nature
Reading by Brett Barry.
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Rain over; water in great part run off; wind rising; river risen and
meadows flooded. The rain-water and melted snow have run swiftly over
the frozen ground into the river, and raised it with the ice on it and
flooded the meadows, covering the ice there which remains on the
bottom; so that you have, on the male side, the narrow canal above the
ice, then a floating ice everywhere bridging the river, and then a
broad meadowy flood above ice again.
They who live in the outskirts of the town do not like to have woods very near their houses, but cut them down. They are more of a bugbear than an ornament in their eyes. They who live on the village street take still more pains to rear a pine grove about their houses.
The ground being frozen, I saw the rain yesterday dripping or streaming from the edge of the bank at the base of the wooded hill beyond William Wheeler's as from the caves of a house, and today the bank is lined with icicles.
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