Thoreau for your Monday…

I seek acquaintance with Nature,- to know her moods and manners.Primitive nature is the most interesting to me.I take infinite pains to know all the phenomena of spring,for instance,thinking that I have here the entire poem, and then, to my chagrin,I learn that it is but an imperfect copy that i posses and have read, that my ancestors have torn out many of the first leaves and grandest passages, and mutilated it in many places.I should not like to think that some demigod had come before me and picked out some of the best of the stars.I wish to know an entire heaven and an entire earth.March 23,1856

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