Henry David Thoreau
Horse Sled in New England, 1938
Chestnut Pushcart, 1880s
Walden, Civil Disobedience, Life Without Principle, Slavery in Massachusetts, A Plea for Captain John Brown
Walden & Civil Disobedience
New England Beyond Criticism
In Defense of Americas First Literature
Thumbing Through Thoreau
A Book of Quotations by Henry David Thoreau
Walden, or Life in the Woods
6" Display, U.S. & International Wireless
M. By path around Walden. With this little snow of the 29th, there is
yet pretty good sledding, for it lies solid.
I see the old pale-faced farmer out again on his sled now for the five-thousandth time - Cyrus Hubbard, a man of a certain New England probity and worth, immortal and natural, like a natural product,like the sweetness of a nut, like the toughness of hickory. He, too, is a redeemer for me. How superior actually to the faith he professes! He is not an office-seeker. What an institution, what a revelation is a man! We are wont foolishly to think that the creed which a man professes is more significant than the fact he is. It matters not how hard the conditions seemed, how mean the world, for a man is a prevalent force and a new law himself. He is a system whose law is to be observed. The old farmer condescends to countenance still this nature in and order of things. It is a great encouragement that an honest man makes this world his abode. He rides on the sled drawn by oxen, worldwise, yet comparatively so young, as if they had seen scores of winters. The farmer spoke to me, I can swear, clean, cold, moderate as the snow.
I have seen more chestnuts in the streets of NewYork than anywhere else this year, large and plump ones, roasting in the street, roasting and popping on the steps of banks and exchanges. Was surprised to see that the citizens made as much of the nuts of the wild-wood as the squirrels . Not only the country boys, all New York goes a-nutting. Chestnuts for cabmen and newsboys, for not only are squirrels to be fed.
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