The Writings Of Henry David Thoreau (volume 6)

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byHenry David Thoreau

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...As you know, I am not in any sense a politician. You, who live in that snug and compact isle, may dream of a glorious commonwealth, but I have some doubts whether I and the new king of the Sandwich Islands shall pull together. When I think of the gold-diggers and the Mormons, the slaves and the slaveholders and the flibustiers, I naturally dream of a glorious private life. No, I am not patriotic; I shall not meddle with the Gem of the Antilles. General Quitman 1 cannot count on my aid, alas for him! nor can General Pierce.2 I still take my daily walk, or skate over Concord fields or meadows, and on the whole have more to do with nature than with man. We have not had much snow this winter, but have had some remarkably cold weather, the mercury, February 6, not rising above 6 below zero during the day, and the next morning falling to 26. Some ice is still thirty inches thick about us. 1 Quitman, aided perhaps by Laurence Oliphant, was aiming to capture Cuba with "filibusters" (flibustiers). 2 Then President of the United States, whose life Hawthorne had written in 1852. A rise in the river has made uncommonly good skating, which I have improved to the extent of some thirty miles a day, fifteen out and fifteen in. Emerson is off westward, enlightening the Hamiltonians in Canada and others, mingling his thunder with that of Niagara. Channing still sits warming his five wits--his sixth, you know, is always limber--over that stove, with the dog down cellar. Lowell has just been appointed Professor of Belles-Lettres in Harvard University, in place of Longfellow, resigned, and will go very soon to spend another year in Europe, before taking his seat. I am.from time to time congratulating myself on my general want of success as a...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...As you know, I am not in any sense a politician. You, who live in that snug and compact isle, may dream of a gl...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217965881

ISBN - 13:9780217965880

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