The Writings of Henry David Thoreau Volume 12

The Writings of Henry David Thoreau Volume 12

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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: ...wind apparently, while their broad bases are detained by union with the water; but next the shore, where their bases are much more detained by friction on the bottom, their tops for their whole length curve over very regularly like a snow-drift, and the water is evenly poured as over a dam and falls with foam and a roar on the water and shore. It is exhilarating to stoop low and look over the rolling waves northwest. The black rolling waves remind me of the backs of waves sic; =whales?. It is remarkable how cleanly the water deposits its wreck, now spotted with cranberries. There is a bare space of clean grass, perfectly clean and about a foot wide, now left between heard its.harsh note.' The birds I have described as such were the same. Hellebore is the most noticeable herb now. Alders, young maples of all kinds, and ostrya, etc., now beginning to leaf. I observe the phenomena of the seashore by our riverside, now that there ' This was the same I have called golden-crowned; and so described by Wilson, I should say, except that I saw its ruby crest. I did n't see the crest of the golden-crowned, and I did not hear this ruby-c. sing like the former. Have I seen the two? 'the utmost edge of the breakers and the steep and abrupt edge of the wreck. So much it has gone down. Thus perfectly the water deposits what floats on it on the land. The oak buds--black, shrub, etc., except white oak--are now conspicuously swollen. A spreading red maple in bloom, seen against a favorable background, as water looking down from a hillside, is a very handsome object, presenting not a dense mass of color but an open, graceful and ethereal top of light crimson or scarlet, not too obvious and staring, slightly 1854 A SMALL HAWK 245...show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236930924
  • 9781236930927