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“On the thirty first of August, 1846, I left harmony in Massachusetts for Bangor and the backwoods of Maine”—thus starts off The Maine Woods, the evocative tale of Thoreau’s trips via a well-recognized but untouched land. As he explores Mt. Katahdin (an Indian be aware that means “highest land”), Lake Chesuncook, the Allagash River, and the East department of the Penobscot, Thoreau muses on his personal vulnerability and the humility engendered by way of his solitude within the barren region. all through Thoreau invokes the woodland of Maine—the mountains, waterways, fauna, plants, and the people—in his singular variety. Echoing Walden, Thoreau’s passionate outcry opposed to the degradation of our surroundings within the Maine Woods will resonate strongly today. This absolutely annotated reward version of The Maine Woods makes an excellent spouse quantity to Walden: a completely Annotated version and that i to Myself: An Annotated choice from the magazine of Henry D. Thoreau.
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Lawrence River,” in Jackson’s Second Annual Report. 126 Thomas Fowler, Jr. (1822–1902). ” On 13 July 1852 Thoreau wrote to his sister, Sophia 1819–1876): “I would exchange my immortality for a glass of small beer this hot weather” [C 6:194]. Thoreau made his own birch beer, as attested to by his friend Daniel Ricketson (1813–1898): “My friend Thoreau has a very pleasant acidulous drink, requiring only the addition of sugar. The sap of the birch, white, black and yellow. ” Ktaadn 23 The Maine Woods 128 Allusion to Orpheus, in Greek mythology, whose music had supernatural powers and could charm animals and inanimate objects.
One man, a total stranger, who stood by our carriage, in the dusk, actually frightened the horse with his asseverations, growing more solemnly positive as there was less in him to be positive about. So Passadumkeag did not look on the map. At sundown, leaving the river-road awhile for shortness, we went by way of Enfield, where we stopped for the night. This, like most of the localities bearing names on this road, was a place to name, which, in the midst of the unnamed and unincorporated37 wilderness, was to make a distinction without a difference,38 it seemed to me.
93 Benjamin Nutting Fiske (1815–1902). 94 The confluence of the east and west branches of the Penobscot. 95 Fiske married Eliza Pierce Warren (1811–1893) of Boston on 1 July 1846. 96 In his journal Thoreau interlined: “The water is comparatively smooth below Nickatow—though rough enough to daunt an inexperienced boatman, but above this the serious difficulties commence” [PJ 2:274]. Ktaadn 15 The Maine Woods 97 Pork barrel became a standard unit of measurement equivalent to two hundred pounds.
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