Excursions

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He was a born protestant. He declined to give up his large ambition of knowledge and action for any narrow craft or profession, aiming at a much more comprehensive calling, the art of living well. If he slighted and defied the opinions of others, it was only that he was more intent to reconcile his practice with his own belief. Never idle or self-indulgent, he preferred, when he wanted money, earning it by some piece of manual labor agreeable to him, as building a boat or a fence, planting, grafting, surveying, ...
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He was a born protestant. He declined to give up his large ambition of knowledge and action for any narrow craft or profession, aiming at a much more comprehensive calling, the art of living well. If he slighted and defied the opinions of others, it was only that he was more intent to reconcile his practice with his own belief. Never idle or self-indulgent, he preferred, when he wanted money, earning it by some piece of manual labor agreeable to him, as building a boat or a fence, planting, grafting, surveying, or other short work, to any long engagements. With his hardy habits and few wants, his skill in wood-craft, and his powerful arithmetic, he was very competent to live in any part of the world. It would cost him less time to supply his wants than another. He was therefore secure of his leisure.
R.W. Emerson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781494796921
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 12/25/2013
  • Pages: 122
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Meet the Author

Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 - May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Resistance to Civil Government (also known as Civil Disobedience), an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.
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Table of Contents

Natural History of Massachusetts     3
A Walk to Wachusett     29
The Landlord     47
A Winter Walk     55
A Yankee in Canada     79
An Address on the Succession of Forest Trees     165
Walking     185
Autumnal Tints     223
Wild Apples     261
Editorial Appendix
Index     293
Notes on Illustrations     315
Acknowledgments     317
Short Titles     324
Library Symbols     327
Historical Introduction     330
Textual Introduction     364
Headnotes, Textual Notes, and Tables
Natural History of Massachusetts     390
A Walk to Wachusett     403
The Landlord     419
A Winter Walk     425
A Yankee in Canada     471
An Address on the Succession of Forest Trees     544
Walking     561
Autumnal Tints     601
Wild Apples     633
End-of-Line Hyphenation     647
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