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The Quotable Thoreau
Edited by Jeffrey S. Cramer

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface xiii
A Note on the Texts xix
Introduction: Thoreau’s Garment of Art xxi
On Pronouncing the Name Thoreau xxxvii
A Thoreau Chronology xliii

Thoreau Describes Himself 3
Questions 15
The Thoughts and Words of Henry D. Thoreau 19
Beauty 19
Brute Neighbors: Animals, Birds, Fish, and Insects 22
Change 31
Character 34
Charity and Philanthropy 38
Children 43
Cities 46
Conservation 49
Conversation and Talk 58
Day and Night 60
Dress and Fashion 65
Education and Learning 70
Expectation 77
Experience 80
Farmers and Farming 83
Food and Diet 87
Freedom and Slavery 92
Friendship 107
Genius 116
Good and Evil 119
Government and Politics 121
Health and Illness 127
The Heard and the Unheard 131
Sound 131
Silence 135
Music 137

The Heavens: Sun, Moon, and Stars 141
Heroes and the Heroic: Courage and Fear, Right and Wrong 143
Higher Law 146
Human Nature 148
The Mass of Men 148
Individuality 156
Hunting and Fishing 158
Imagination 163
Indians 166
Institutions 173
Land: Mountains, Bogs, and Meadows 177
Life and Death 180
From His Death-Bed 192
Literary Matters 193
Writing and Writers 193
Poets and Poetry 206
Books 210
Love 218
Manners 220
Nature 223
News, Newspapers, and the Press 236
Observation 241
Opinion and Advice 246
Past, Present, and Future 254
Possessions 256
Poverty and Wealth 259

Religious Concerns 265
Religion and Religions 265
Faith and Spirit 268
God 271
Science 275
The Seasons 278
Simplicity 288
Society 293
Solitude 298
Success 303
Temperament and Attitude 307
Thoughts and Thinking 316
Time 324
Travel and Home 327
Trees and Woods 335
Truth and Sincerity 342
Walking 349
Water: Rivers, Ponds, and Oceans 353
Weather: Rain, Snow, and Wind 358
Wildness 364
Wisdom and Ignorance 369
Women 372
Work and Business 376
Thoreau Describes His Contemporaries 430
Thoreau Described by His Contemporaries: 439
Appendix: Misquotations and Misattributions 465
Bibliography 471
Index 477

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