Henry David Thoreau
Great Snow-Storm (1886)
Ash, Flowers and Seed Vessels
The Uncut Koh-I-Noor Diamond, 1851
In High Places with Henry David Thoreau
"An Insect View of Its Plain"
Insects, Nature and God in Thoreau, Dickinson and Muir
Thoreau in His Own Time
Thoreau the Land Surveyor
The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson & Henry David Thoreau
Being Henry David
driving northeast snow-storm yesterday and last night, and to-day the
drifts are high over the fences and the trains stopped. The Boston
train due at 8.30 A.M. did not reach here till five this afternoon.
One side of all the houses this morning was one color - i. e., white with the moist snow plastered over them - so that you could not tell whether they had blinds or not.
Many were common to Europe and America at the period of the discovery of the latter country, and I have no doubt that they had naturalized themselves in one or the other country. This is more philosophical than to suppose that they were independently created in each.
A seed, which is a plant or tree in embryo, which has the principle of growth, of life, in it, is more important in my eyes, and in the economy of Nature, than the diamond of Kohinoor.
When we hear of an excellent fruit or a beautiful flower, the first question is if any man has got the seeds in his pocket; but men's pockets are only one of the means of conveyances which Nature has provided.
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