April 16, 1852

in Thoreau’s Journal:

Would it not be worth the while to describe the different states of our meadows which cover so large a portion of the town. It is not as if we had a few acres only of water surface—


From every side the milk-man rides over long causeways into the village—& carries the vision of much meadow’s surface with him into his dreams.— They answer to moods of the Concord mind. — There might be a chapter [on] the Sudbury meadows—the humors of the town—