January 11, 1857

in Thoreau’s Journal:

I was describing, the other day, my success in solitary and distant woodland walking outside the town.

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I do not go there to get my dinner, but to get the sustenance which dinners only preserve me to enjoy, without which dinners are a vain repetition. But how little men can help me in this, only by having a kindred experience.