The Writings Of Henry David Thoreau Volume 14

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byHenry David Thoreau

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1906 Excerpt: ... VI APRIL, 1856 (iET. 38) April 1. P. M.--Down railroad, measuring snow, and to Fair Haven Hill. West of railroad-East of railroad Average Trillium Wood 1856 THE MELTING OF THE SNOW 237 It appears from the above how rapidly the snow has melted on the east side of the railroad causeway, though eight to twelve rods from it, being sheltered by it from the northwest wind.1 It is for the most part bare ground there. Adhering to these localities, the average depth in open land is five and one half inches, but the east side of railroad is a peculiarly sheltered place and hence bare, while the earth generally is covered. It is probably about seven inches deep on a level generally in open land. It has melted at about the same rate west of railroad and in Trillium Woods since the 19th.' It is a question whether it is better sleighing or wheeling now, taking all our roads together. At any rate we may say the sleighing lasted till April. In some places it still fills the roads level with the walls, and bears me up still in the middle of the day. It grows more and more solid, apparently freezing at night quite through. William Wheeler (of the Corner road) tells me that it was more solid this morning than any time in the winter, and he was surprised to find that it would bear his oxen where three or four feet deep behind his house. On some roads you walk in a path recently shovelled out, with upright walls of snow three or four feet high on each side and a foot of snow beneath you, for twenty or thirty rods; and this is old snow. We have had none since March 20th, and that was very moist and soon melted. The drifts on the east side of the depot, which have lain there a great part of the winter, still reach up to the top of the first pane of glass. But, generally speaking,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1906 Excerpt: ... VI APRIL, 1856 (iET. 38) April 1. P. M.--Down railroad, measuring snow, and to Fair Haven Hill. West of railroad-East of railroa...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217290337

ISBN - 13:9780217290333

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