Cape Cod

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Ticknor and Fields, 1866 - Cape Cod - 252 pages

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This collection of essays on Cape Cod shows the unique stretch of Massachusetts land before it was a tourist attraction. Thoreau, often with a friend, took four trips out to Cape Cod and this collects ... Read full review

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This book collects essays Thoreau wrote on several trips to Cape Cod and was published after his death. Thoreau's great journeys were rarely far from his home in Concord, and yet the descriptions of ... Read full review

Contents

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Page 172 - Although thy breath be rude. Heigh, ho ! sing, heigh, ho ! unto the green holly : Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly. Then, heigh, ho*! the holly ! This life is most jolly. Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky, That dost not bite so nigh As benefits forgot : Though thou the waters warp, Thy sting is not so sharp, As friend remembered not.
Page 172 - Blow, blow, thou winter wind, Thou art not so unkind As man's ingratitude ; Thy tooth is not so keen, Because thou art not seen, Although thy breath be rude.
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Page 173 - Strewn with crabs, horse-shoes, and razor-clams, and whatever the sea casts up, — a vast morgue, where famished dogs may range in packs, and crows come daily to glean the pittance which the tide leaves them. The carcasses of men and beasts together lie stately up upon its shelf, rotting and bleaching in the sun and waves, and each tide turns them in their beds, and tucks fresh sand under them. There is naked Nature, — inhumanly sincere, wasting no thought on man, nibbling at the cliffy shore...
Page 167 - Merchants, never to be wrought out of that Trade, and fit for any other. I will not deny but others may gaine as well as they that will use it, though not so certainly, nor so much in...
Page 57 - Latitude 41 33'. pointing out the Spots, on which the Trustees of the Humane Society have erected Huts, and other places where shipwrecked Seamen may look for Shelter.
Page 9 - We afterwards came to the life-boat in its harbor, waiting for another emergency,— and in the afternoon we saw the funeral procession at a distance, at the head of which walked the captain with the other survivors. On the whole, it was not so impressive a scene as I might have expected. If I had found one body cast upon the beach in some lonely place, it would have affected me more. I sympathized rather with the winds and waves, as if to toss and mangle these poor human bodies was the order of...

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