By Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau wrote 4 full-length works, accumulated the following for the 1st time in one quantity. Subtly interweaving ordinary remark, own event, and old lore, they show his brilliance not just as a author, yet as a naturalist, pupil, historian, poet, and thinker. "A Week at the harmony and Merrimack Rivers" is predicated on a ship journey all in favour of his brother from harmony, Massachusetts to harmony, New Hampshire. "Walden," one in every of America's nice books, is instantly a private assertion of independence, social test, voyage of religious discovery, guide of self-reliance, and masterpiece of favor. "The Maine Woods" and "Cape Cod" painting landscapes altering irreversibly at the same time he wrote. the 1st combines shut commentary of the unexplored Maine desert with a far-sighted plea for conservation; the second one is a superb and unsentimental account of survival on a barren peninsula within the face of adversarial parts, old switch, and traditional decay.
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It is the most common of all, and seen on every urchin's string; a simple and inoffensive fish, whose nests are visible all along the shore, hollowed in the sand, over which it is steadily poised through the summer hours on waving fin. Sometimes there are twenty or thirty nests in the space of a few rods, two feet wide by half a foot in depth, and made with no little labor, the weeds being removed, and the sand shoved up on the sides, like a bowl. Here it may be seen early in summer assiduously brooding, and driving away minnows and larger fishes, even its own species, which would disturb its ova, pursuing them a few feet, and circling round swiftly to its nest again: the minnows, like young sharks, instantly entering the empty nests, meanwhile, and swallowing the spawn, which is attached to the weeds and to the bottom, on the sunny side.
The farmers stand with scythes whet, waiting the subsiding of the waters, by gravitation, by evaporation or otherwise, but sometimes their eyes do not rest, their wheels do not roll, on the quaking meadow ground during the haying season at all. So many sources of wealth inaccessible. They rate the loss hereby incurred in the single town of Wayland alone as equal to the expense of keeping a hundred yoke of oxen the year round. One year, as I learn, not long ago, the farmers standing ready to drive their teams afield as usual, the water gave no signs of falling; without new attraction in the heavens, without freshet or visible cause, still standing stagnant at an unprecedented height.
Yea, even thy dull watery dream shall be more than realized. If it were not so, but thou wert to be overlooked at first and at last, then would not I take their heaven. Yes, I say so, who think I know better than thou canst. Keep a stiff fin then, and stem all the tides thou mayst meet. At length it would seem that the interests, not of the fishes only, but of the men of Wayland, of Sudbury, of Concord, demand the levelling of that dam. Innumerable acres of meadow are waiting to be made dry land, wild native grass to give place to English.