The Writings of Henry David Thoreau Volume 10

The Writings of Henry David Thoreau Volume 10

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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: ...took place about 10 o'clock, and about the same time the moon went down. At evening the eastern clouds, the western clouds, and the atmosphere of the west horizon have one history successively--a fainter glow and redness, gradually and by stages deepening till the darkness prevails. This afternoon, in the gutter by roadside beyond S. Wheeler's, Penthorum sedoules (?), ditch stonecrop. Is that nettle-like but smooth and, I should say, obtusely four-angled plant in the low moist ground on the Assabet the Boehmeria cylindrica.9 Alisma Plantago, water-plantain, about out of flower, by the 'Assabet; small leaves like the plantain. What is that ternate-leaved vine with yellow dusty excrescences by the Assabet, not in bloom? ' The Vernmzia Noveb0raeensis is budded by the riverside. July 21. 4 A. M.--Robins sing as loud as in spring, and the chip-bird breathes in the dawn. The eastern waters reflect the morning redness, and now it fades into saffron. And now the glow concentrates about one point. At this season the northeast horizon is lit up and glows red and saffron, and the sun sets so far northwest that but a small part of the north horizon is left unillustrated. The meadows are incrusted with low, flat, white, and apparently hard fog. Soon it begins to rise and disperse. Walden Pond and Lake Superior are both uncommonly high this year. ' Ground-nut (?). At sunset to Corner Spring. A broken strain from a bobolink. A golden robin once or twice to-day. The M imulus ringens, or monkey-flower; one of the most noticeable of this class of flowers. Is that Sium lineare, with a smooth, round stem and fringe-serrate linear leaves, without bulblets? ' Eupatorium pubescens, ovate-leaved eupatorium, not quite out, with a...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236938488
  • 9781236938480