August 11, 1853

 in Thoreau’s Journal:

I see some naked vib. berries—red & some purple now-


There are berries which men do not use, like choke berries—which here in Hubbards swamp grow in great profusion & blacken the bushes. How much richer we feel for this unused abundance & superfluity. Nature would not appear so rich—the profusion so rich if we knew a use for everything—

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