November 8, 1851

in Thoreau’s Journal:

Ah those sun sparkles on Dudley P.

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In this november air what a heaven to live in!  Intensely brilliant as no artificial light I have seen—like a dance of diamonds. Course mazes of a diamond dance seen through the trees.  All objects shine today—even the sportsmen seen at a distance—

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as if a cavern were unroofed and its crystals gave entertainment to the sun.  This great see-saw of brilliants.—

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