March 23, 1853 & 1856

in Thoreau’s Journal:

1853:

5 A.M I hear the robin sing before I rise.

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1856:

I am reassured and reminded that I am the heir of eternal inheritances which are inalienable, when I feel the warmth reflected from the sunny bank, and see the yellow sand and the reddish soil, and hear some dried leaves rustle and the trickling of melted snow in some sluiceway. The eternity which I detect in Nature I predicate of myself also. How many springs I have had this same experience! I am encouraged for I recognize this steady persistency and recovery of Nature as a quality of myself.

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1853:

The frost in swamps and meadows makes it good waking there still.

 

 

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