and Other Natural History Essays
Henry David Thoreau
by Maxwell Dickson
New England Beyond Criticism
In Defense of Americas First Literature
Thumbing Through Thoreau
A Book of Quotations by Henry David Thoreau
On The Study Of Words
by Richard C. Trench
Thoreau the Land Surveyor
Walden, or Life in the Woods
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the whip-poor-will this evening. A splendid full moon to-night. Walked
from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Lay on a rock near a meadow, which had absorbed
and retained much heat, so that I could warm my back on it, it being a
cold night. I found that the side of the sand-hill was cold on the
surface, but warm two or three inches beneath.
Talk of demonstrating the rotation of the earth on its axis, - see the moon rise, or the sun!
The moonlight reveals the beauty of trees. By day it is so light and in this climate so cold commonly, that we do not perceive their shade. We do not know when we are beneath them.
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