I have rarely met a fellow-man on such promising ground, -- it was so simple and sincere and so true all that he said.
The true husbandman will cease from anxiety, as the squirrels manifest no concern whether the woods will bear chestnuts this year or not, and finish his labor with every day, relinquishing all claim to the produce of his fields, and sacrificing in his mind not only his first but his last fruits also. To make this website work, we log user data and share it with processors.
If by living thus reserved and austere , like a hermit in the woods, so long, it has acquired such wonderful purity, who would not regret that the comparatively impure waters of Flints' Pond should be mingled with it, or itself should ever go to waste its sweetness in the ocean wave?
You can even detect a water-bug Gyrinus ceaselessly progressing over the smooth surface a quarter of a mile off; for they furrow the water slightly, making a conspicuous ripple bounded by two diverging lines, but the skaters glide over it without rippling it perceptibly.
Assign this list Print this list Copy this list to... For instance, there is a five-cent fine for leaving towels on the bathroom floor and a twenty-five-cent fine for failing to turn off the living-room lights at bedtime. In this classic of the transcendentalist movement, Thoreau explains what he learned by living simply and in seclusion near a pond in eastern Massachusetts.
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Over this great expanse there is no disturbance but it is thus at once gently smoothed away and assuaged , as, when a vase of water is jarred, the trembling circles seek the shore and all is smooth again.
Please wait. Rate this list: The hills which form its shores are so steep, and the woods on them were then so high, that, as you looked down from the west end, it had the appearance of an amphitheatre for some kind of sylvan spectacle. Share buttons are a little bit lower.
In both items, the word building suggests that an edifice is a structure. Copy to clipboard.
The birds with their plumage and their notes are in harmony with the flowers, but what youth or maiden conspires with the wild luxuriant beauty of Nature? If the doctor had bad news for her patient, the expression on her face would be very serious. These take place only in communities where some have got more than is sufficient while others have not enough.
When I approached him he would suspend his work, and with half-suppressed mirth lie along the trunk of a pine which he had felled, and, peeling off the inner bark, roll it up into a ball and chew it while he laughed and talked.