The Writings Of Henry David Thoreau (volume 14); Journal, Ed. By B. Torrey, 1837-1846, 1850-nov. 3…

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byHenry David Thoreau

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Excerpt: ... II DECEMBER, 1855 (Mr. 38) Dec. 3. Monday. A pleasant day. No snow yet (since that first whitening which lasted so long), nor do I see any ice to speak of. Hear and see, of birds, only a tree sparrow in the willows on the Turnpike. Met Goodwin going out with his gun. He shot (evidently) some crossbills once in Roxbury. He sometimes gets a skunk drowned in his muskrat or mink traps, and so can get at their secretion without being disturbed by the scent. He, too, has heard that it is a sure cure for the phthisic. The fields and woods seem now particularly empty and bare. No cattle in pasture; only here and there a man carting or spreading manure. / Every larger tree which I knew and admired is being gradually culled out and carried to mill. I see one or two more large oaks in E. Hubbard's wood lying high on stumps, waiting for snow to be removed. I miss them as surely and with the same feeling that I do the old inhabitants out of the village street. To me they were something more than timber; to their ( owner not so. . Dec. 4. Melvin says that he shot a sheldrake once in the act of swallowing a perch seven or eight inches 1855] EMPTY HALLS 39 long He had got nothing to-day, for he forgot his caps. A pleasant day and yet no snow nor ice. The younger osiers on Shattuck's row do shine. Dec. 6. 10 p. M. -- Hear geese going over. Dec. 8. Saturday. Still no snow, -- nor ice noticeable. I might have left my boat out till now. I have not worn gloves yet. This afternoon I go to the woods down the railroad, seeking the society of some flock of little birds, or some squirrel, but in vain. I only hear the faint lisp of (probably) a tree sparrow. I go through empty halls, apparently unoccupied by bird or beast. Yet it is cheering to walk there while the sun is reflected from far through the ...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Excerpt: ... II DECEMBER, 1855 (Mr. 38) Dec. 3. Monday. A pleasant day. No snow yet (since that first whitening which lasted so long), nor do I see any ice to speak of...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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