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I Am a Parcel of Vain Strivings Tied by Henry David Thoreau

I am a parcel of vain strivings tied By a chance bond together, Dangling this way and that, their links Were made so loose and wide, Methinks, For milder weather. A bunch of violets without their roots, And sorrel intermixed, … Continue reading

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I Was Made Erect and Lone by Henry David Thoreau

I was made erect and lone, And within me is the bone; Still my vision will be clear, Still my life will not be drear, To the centre all is near. Where I sit there is my throne. If age … Continue reading

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Men Say They Know Many Things by Henry David Thoreau

Men say they know many things; But lo! they have taken wings, — The arts and sciences, And a thousand appliances; The wind that blows Is all that any body knows. Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862

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