and Other Natural History Essays
Henry David Thoreau
A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants
Thoreau at Walden
by John Porcellino
Thoreau's Rediscovered Last Manuscript
Our Common Dwelling
Henry Thoreau, Transcendentalism, and the Class Politics of Nature
Walden, or Life in the Woods
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railroad to woods. We have white frosts these
This is the blackbird morning. Their sprayey notes and conquerce ring with the song sparrows' jingle all along the river. Thus gradually they acquire confidence to sing.
I hear a jay loudly screaming phe-phay phe-phay - a loud, shrill chickadee's phebe. Now I see and hear the lark sitting with head erect, neck outstretched, in the middle of a pasture, and I hear another far off singing. Sing when they first come. All these birds do their warbling especially in the still, sunny hour after sunrise, as rivers twinkle at their sources. Now is the time to be abroad and hear them, as you detect the slightest ripple in smooth water. As with tinkling sounds the sources of streams burst their icy fetters, so the rills of music begin to flow and swell the general quire of spring. Memorable is the warm light of the spring sun on russet fields in the morning.
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