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Title: Index of the Project Gutenberg Works of H. D. Thoreau
Author: Thoreau, Henry David
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HENRY DAVID THOREAU



CONTENTS:

##  WALDEN, AND ON THE DUTY OF CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

WALKING

A PLEA FOR CAPTAIN JOHN BROWN

##  WILD APPLES

##  A WEEK ON THE CONCORD AND MERRIMACK RIVERS

BIOGRAPHY and EXCURSIONS

##  CAPE COD

##  THE MAINE WOODS

##  EXCURSIONS AND POEMS

##  FAMILIAR LETTERS

##  JOURNAL

##  CANOEING IN THE WILDERNESS



TABLES OF CONTENTS OF VOLUMES



WALDEN and ON THE DUTY OF CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE by Henry David Thoreau


CONTENTS WALDEN

Economy Where I Lived, and What I Lived For Reading Sounds Solitude
Visitors The Bean-Field The Village The Ponds Baker Farm Higher Laws
Brute Neighbors House-Warming Former Inhabitants and Winter Visitors
Winter Animals The Pond in Winter Spring Conclusion

ON THE DUTY OF CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE



Wild Apples. By Henry David Thoreau CONTENTS

THE HISTORY OF THE APPLE-TREE. THE WILD APPLE.

THE CRAB.

HOW THE WILD APPLE GROWS.

THE FRUIT, AND ITS FLAVOR.

THEIR BEAUTY.

THE NAMING OF THEM.

THE LAST GLEANING.

THE "FROZEN-THAWED" APPLE.



A WEEK ON THE CONCORD AND MERRIMACK RIVERS By Henry D. Thoreau



CONTENTS CONCORD RIVER.

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY



C A P E   C O D By Henry D. Thoreau Illustrated By Clifton Johnson 1908
CONTENTS

Introduction I  The Shipwreck II  Stage-coach Views III  The Plains Of
Nauset IV  The Beach V  The Wellfleet Oysterman VI  The Beach Again VII
Across the Cape VIII  The Highland Light IX  The Sea and the Desert X
Provincetown ILLUSTRATIONS

The Clam-Digger (Photogravure) Cohasset—The little cove at Whitehead
promontory An old windmill A street in Sandwich The old Higgins tavern
at Orleans A Nauset lane Nauset Bay A scarecrow Millennium Grove camp-
meeting grounds A Cape Cod citizen Wreckage under the sand-bluff Herring
River at Wellfleet A characteristic gable with many windows A Wellfleet
oysterman Wellfleet Hunting for a leak Truro—Starting on a voyage
Unloading the day's catch A Truro footpath Truro meeting-house on the
hill A herd of cows Pond Village Dragging a dory up on the beach An old
wrecker at home The Highland Light Towing along shore A cranberry meadow
The sand dunes drifting in upon the trees The white breakers on the
Atlantic side In Provincetown harbor Provincetown—A bit of the village
from the wharf The day of rest A Provincetown fishing-vessel



THE MAINE WOODS By Henry D. Thoreau CONTENTS INTRODUCTORY NOTE 	ix
KTAADN 	3 CHESUNCOOK 	93 THE ALLEGASH AND EAST BRANCH 	174 APPENDIX I.
TREES 	329 II. FLOWERS AND SHRUBS 	330 III. LIST OF PLANTS 	335 IV. LIST
OF BIRDS 	347 V. QUADRUPEDS 	349 VI. OUTFIT FOR AN EXCURSION 	350 VII. A
LIST OF INDIAN WORDS 	351 INDEX 	359 ILLUSTRATIONS SNOWBERRY, Carbon
photograph (page 227) 	Frontispiece MOOSEHEAD LAKE, FROM MOUNT KINEO,
Colored plate MAINE WILDERNESS 	88 PINE TREE, BOAR MOUNTAIN 	134 SQUAW
MOUNTAIN, MOOSEHEAD LAKE 	184 MOOSEHEAD LAKE, FROM MOUNT KINEO 	194
MOUNT KINEO CLIFF 	298



EXCURSIONS AND POEMS By Henry D. Thoreau CONTENTS INTRODUCTORY NOTE 	xi
EXCURSIONS A YANKEE IN CANADA I. 	CONCORD TO MONTREAL 	3 II. 	QUEBEC AND
MONTMORENCI 	20 III. 	ST. ANNE 	40 IV. 	THE WALLS OF QUEBEC 	69 V. 	THE
SCENERY OF QUEBEC; AND THE RIVER ST. LAWRENCE 	85 NATURAL HISTORY OF
MASSACHUSETTS 	103 A WALK TO WACHUSETT 	133 THE LANDLORD 	153 A WINTER
WALK 	163 THE SUCCESSION OF FOREST TREES 	184 WALKING 	205 AUTUMNAL
TINTS 	249 WILD APPLES 	290 NIGHT AND MOONLIGHT 	323 vi TRANSLATIONS THE
PROMETHEUS BOUND OF ÆSCHYLUS 	337 TRANSLATIONS FROM PINDAR 	375 POEMS
NATURE 	395 INSPIRATION 	396 THE AURORA OF GUIDO 	399 TO THE MAIDEN IN
THE EAST 	400 TO MY BROTHER 	403 GREECE 	404 THE FUNERAL BELL 	405 THE
MOON 	406 THE FALL OF THE LEAF 	407 THE THAW 	409 A WINTER SCENE 	410 TO
A STRAY FOWL 	411 POVERTY 	412 PILGRIMS 	413 THE DEPARTURE 	414
INDEPENDENCE 	415 DING DONG 	417 OMNIPRESENCE 	417 INSPIRATION
(QUATRAIN) 	418 vii MISSION 	418 DELAY 	418 PRAYER 	418

A LIST OF THE POEMS AND BITS OF VERSE SCATTERED AMONG THOREAU'S PROSE
WRITINGS EXCLUSIVE OF THE JOURNAL 	420 INDEX 	423

ix ILLUSTRATIONS APPLE BLOSSOMS, Carbon photograph (page 294)
Frontispiece WILD APPLE TREE, Colored plate 	Plate MONTREAL FROM MOUNT
ROYAL 	98 MOUNT WACHUSETT FROM THE WAYLAND HILLS 	134 THE OLD
MARLBOROUGH ROAD 	214 FALLEN LEAVES 	270 WILD APPLE TREE 	300



FAMILIAR LETTERS By Henry David Thoreau



CONTENTS INTRODUCTION I YEARS OF DISCIPLINE SKETCH OF THOREAU'S LIFE
FROM BIRTH TO TWENTY YEARS 	3 LETTERS TO HIS BROTHER JOHN AND SISTER
HELEN 	11 EARLY FRIENDSHIP AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH EMERSON AND HIS
FAMILY 	34 STATEN ISLAND AND NEW YORK LETTERS TO THE THOREAUS AND
EMERSONS 	68 II THE GOLDEN AGE OF ACHIEVEMENT CORRESPONDENCE WITH C.
LANE, J. E. CABOT, EMERSON, AND BLAKE 	120 III FRIENDS AND FOLLOWERS THE
SHIPWRECK OF MARGARET FULLER 	183 AN ESSAY ON LOVE AND CHASTITY 	198 vi
MORAL EPISTLES TO HARRISON BLAKE OF WORCESTER 	209 ACQUAINTANCE AND
CORRESPONDENCE WITH DANIEL RICKETSON OF NEW BEDFORD 	237 EXCURSIONS TO
CAPE COD, NEW BEDFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW YORK, AND NEW JERSEY 	254
EXCURSIONS TO MONADNOCK AND MINNESOTA 	364 LAST ILLNESS AND DEATH 	395
APPENDIX: LETTERS TO ISAAC HECKER AND CALVIN H. GREENE 	403 GENERAL
INDEX TO THOREAU'S WORKS 	417

vii ILLUSTRATIONS SABBATIA Carbon photograph (page 264) 	Frontispiece
THOREAU'S BOAT-LANDING, CONCORD RIVER 	Colored plate HENRY D. THOREAU,
FROM THE RICKETSON MEDALLION (page 263) 	1 CONCORD BATTLE-GROUND 	24
WALDEN WOODS 	122 THE HOSMER HOUSE 	154 THOREAU'S BOAT-LANDING, CONCORD
RIVER 	236 FROM THE SUMMIT OF MONADNOCK 	370



JOURNAL By Henry David Thoreau CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 	xix CHAPTER I.
1837 (Æt. 20)

Opening of the Journal-Quotations from Goethe-Ducks at Goose Pond-The
Arrowhead-With and Against the Stream-Discipline-Sunrise-Harmony-The
World from a Hilltop-Hoar Frost-Measure-Thorns-Jack Frost-Druids-
Immortality Post-The Saxons-Crystals-Revolutions-Heroes-The Interesting
Facts in History. 	3 CHAPTER II. 1838 (Æt. 20-21)

The Saxons-Hoar Frost-Zeno, the Stoic-Small Talk-Old Books-Greece-
Goethe-Homer-A Sunday Scene-What to Do-Composition-Scraps from a Lecture
on Society-The Indian Axe-Friendship-Conversation-The Bluebirds-Journey
to Maine-May Morning-Walden-Cliffs-Heroism-Divine Service-The Sabbath
Bell-Holy War-The Loss of a Tooth-Deformity-Crickets-Sphere Music-Alma
Natura-Compensation-My Boots-Speculation-Byron-Fair Haven-Scraps from an
Essay on Sound and Silence-Anacreon's Ode to the Cicada-Anacreontics.
25 CHAPTER III. 1839 (Æt. 21-22)

The Thaw-The Dream Valley-Love-The Evening Wind-The Peal of the Bells-
The Shrike-Morning-The Teamster-Fat Pine for Spearing-Terra Firma in
Society-The Kingdoms of the Earth-The Form of Strength-My Attic-
Sympathy-Annursnack-The Assabet-The Breeze's Invitation-The Week on the
Concord and Merrimack-The Walk to the White Mountains-The Wise Rest-
Æschylus-Growth-Despondency-Linnæus-Bravery-Noon-Scraps xi from a
Chapter on Bravery-Friendship-Crickets. 	71 CHAPTER IV. 1840 (Æt. 22-23)

The Fisher's Son-Friends-Poetry-A Tame Life-Æschylus-Truth-Duty-Beauty
lives by Rhymes-Fishes-Muskrats-The Freshet-Important Events-
Ornithology-Inward Poverty-Wild Ducks-The World as a Theatre for Action-
Rain-Farewell, Etiquette!-War-The Beginning of the Voyage on the Concord
and Merrimack-The Boat-End of the Journal of 546 Pages-Reflections-A
Sonnet to Profane Swearing-Down the Concord-The Landscape through a
Tumbler-Likeness and Difference-A Drum in the Night-The Inspired Body-
Dullness-The Yankee Answer-Greek Philosophers-Rhythm and Harmony-
Evening-Paradox-Sailing-A Stately March-Effort the Prerogative of
Virtue-The True Poem-Sunrise-A Muster-The Great Ball-Fishing and
Sporting-The Golden Mean-Grecian History-The Eye-True Art-Necessity-
Dress-Bravery. 	110 CHAPTER V. 1841 (Æt. 23-24)

Routine-Stillness-Seriousness cutting Capers-Wealth is Power-A Dream-
Suspicion-Resistance-Rough Usage-Trust in God-Journalizing-The Snow on
the Pitch Pines-A Team coming out of the Woods-The Tracks of a Fox-
Chasing a Fox-End of the Journal of 396 Pages-Repetition-Weight-
Sincerity-The Etiquette of Keeping One's Seat-The Human Voice-Swiss
Singers-Costume-The Value of the Recess in a Public Entertainment-
Assisting Nature-Prophecy-The Geniality of Cold-Recognition of
Greatness-Victory and Defeat-The Lover's Court-The Measure of Time-My
Journal-The Industriousness of Vice-Overpraising-Silence-True Modesty-
The Helper and the Helped-A Poor Farm-Bronchitis-A Good Book-The Leisure
of Society and Nature-The Grandeur of the Storm-Music-Friends-The xii
Care of the Body-The Best Medicine-Life-Diversion and Amusement-
Composition-The Sound of a Horn-Boarding-Thoroughfares of Vice-Reproof-
An Interpretation of Emerson's "Sphinx"-Homeliness in Books-Aubrey-The
Loneliness of our Life-Seriousness-Magnanimity-Moral Reflections in a
Work on Agriculture-Tea-Kettle and Cow-Bell-Plowing-Eclipsing Napoleon's
Career-The True Reformer-Seeing-Friendship's Steadfastness-The Gods side
with no Man-A Profane Expression-The Silence of the Woods-The
Civilization of the Woods-The Oppression of the House-Shoulders-
Approaching a Great Nature-The Use of a Cane-Wachusett-Navigation-The
Pine-Westward Ho!-The Echo of the Sabbath Bell heard in the Woods-Books-
The Laws of Menu-A Vermonter-The Moon through a Telescope-Immemorial
Custom-An Unchangeable Morning Light-The Book of the Hindoos-History and
Biography-The Form of a Mountain-Art and Nature-The Strains of a Flute-
Earnestness-Afternoon-Various Sounds of the Crickets-The Work of Genius-
The Idea of Man in the Hindoo Scripture-The Hindoo's Conception of
Creation-Taste and Poetry-The Austerity of the Hindoos-The Only
Obligation-Seines in the River-Moonlight the Best Restorer of Antiquity-
A Poem to be called "Concord"-A Boat floating amid Reflections-Poetry-
Directions for setting out Peach Trees and Grape-Vines-Experience at the
Harvard Library-The English Poets-Saxon Poetry-Character-The Inward
Morning-Music and Character-The Form of the Wind-Ancient Scotch Poetry-
My Redeeming Qualities-The Smoke from an Invisible Farmhouse-Latent
Eloquence-Ghosts-Sacred Forests-Thoughts of a Life at Walden-The Rich
Man-The Trade of Life-True Greatness-Chaucer-Snowflakes-Books of Natural
History. 	173 CHAPTER VI. 1842 (Æt. 24-25)

Good Courage-The Church the Hospital for Men's Souls-Chaucer-Popped
Corn-The Literary Style of the Laboring xiii Man-Sir Walter Raleigh-
Calmness-The Perfume of the Earth-Unhealthiness of Morality-Music from a
Music-Box-Raleigh's Faults-Man's Puny Fences-The Death of Friends-
Chaucer the Poet of Gardens-Character and Genius-The History of Music-
Chaucer's Way of Speaking of God-My Life-Dying a Transient Phenomenon-
The Memory of Departed Friends-The Game of Love-A New Day-The Eye-
Originality of Nature-Raleigh-The Most Attractive Sentences-Law and the
Right-An Old Schoolmate-Carlyle's Writing-The Tracks of the Indian-The
Stars and Man-Friendship-The Roominess of Nature-The Exuberance of Plain
Speech-Action and Reflection-Common Sense in Very Old Books-Thoughts
like Mountains-Insufficiency of Wisdom without Love-I am Time and the
World-My Errand to Mankind-Two Little Hawks and a Great One-Flow in
Books-Nature's Leniency toward the Vicious-Intercourse-A Fish Hawk-
Poetry-Lydgate's "Story of Thebes"-Humor-Man's Destiny-The Economy of
Nature. 	308 CHAPTER VII. 1845-1846 (Æt. 27-29)

The Beginning of the Life at Walden-A House in the Catskills-The Vital
Facts of Life-Relics of the Indians-Auxiliaries and Enemies of the Bean-
Field-Therien, the Canadian Woodchopper-A Visit from Railroad Men-Life
of Primitive Man-Wild Mice-The Written and the Spoken Language-The
Interest and Importance of the Classics-The Fragrance of an Apple-The
Race of Man-The Mansions of the Air-Echo-"The Crescent and the Cross"-
Carnac-The Heroic Books-Screech Owls-Bullfrogs-Nature and Art-Childhood
Memories of Walden Pond-Truth-John Field, a Shiftless Irishman, and his
Family-A Hard and Emphatic Life-Language-Plastering the House-Primitive
Houses-The Cost of a House-The Romans and Nature-Jehovah and Jupiter-
Some Greek Myths-Difficulty of Getting a Living and Keeping out of Debt-
The Fox as an Imperfect Man-Reading suggested by Hallam's History of
Literature-The Necessaries of Life-A xiv Dog Lost-Therien and the
Chickadees-The Evening Robin-The Earth as a Garden-A Flock of Geese.
361 CHAPTER VIII. 1845-1847 (Æt. 27-30)

The Hero-At Midnight's Hour-Wordsworth-Dying Young-The Present Time-
Exaggeration-Carlyle's Discovery that he was not a Jackass-Longevity-
Life and Death of Hugh Quoil, a Waterloo Soldier-Quoil's Deserted House-
Old Clothes-Former Inhabitants of the Walden Woods-The Loon on Walden
Pond-Ducks and Geese-The Pack of Hounds-An Unsuccessful Village-Concord
Games-Animal Neighbors-Carlyle's Use of the Printer's Art-Northern
Slavery-Brister and Zilpha-Making Bread-Emerson and Alcott-A Rabbit-A
Town Officer. 	403 CHAPTER IX. 1837-1847 (Æt. 20-30)

Friends-The Loading and Launching of the Boat-Gracefulness-On the
Merrimack-The Era of the Indian-Fate of the Indian-Criticism's Apology-
Life-Suspicion-The Purple Finch-Gower's Poetry-Light-Indian Implements-
Success in Proportion to Average Ability-Kindness-Fog-The Attitude of
Quarles and his Contemporaries towards Nature-The Mystery of Life-Three-
o'clock-in-the-Morning Courage-A Recent Book-Museums-Some Old English
Poets-Our Kindred-Friendship-Skating after a Fox-To a Marsh Hawk in the
Spring-The Gardener-A Fisherman's Account at the Store-Finny
Contemporaries-Marlowe-Thaw-Modern Nymphs-Living by Self-Defense-The
Survival of the Birds-The Slaughter-House-The Tragedy of the Muskrat-
Carlyle not to be Studied-The Subject of the Lecture-The Character of
our Life-The Sovereignty of the Mind-Coöperation. 	438 xvi ILLUSTRATIONS
WHITE VIOLETS, Carbon photograph (page 304) 	Frontispiece VIEW FROM
ANNURSNACK HILL Colored plate 	Colored plate HENRY DAVID THOREAU IN
1854, FROM THE ROWSE CRAYON IN THE CONCORD PUBLIC LIBRARY 	1 FROST
CRYSTALS AT THE MOUTH OF A HOLE IN A BANK 	22 VIEW FROM ANNURSNACK HILL
84 TREES REFLECTED IN THE RIVER 	140 WINTER LANDSCAPE FROM FAIRHAVEN
HILL 	296 xviii



CANOEING IN THE WILDERNESS By Henry D. Thoreau Illustrated By Will
Hammell

ILLUSTRATIONS INTRODUCTION I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X ILLUSTRATIONS
The Indian Guide's Evening Prayer 	Frontispiece The Stage on the Road to
Moosehead Lake 	8 Making a Camp in the Streamside Woodland 	52 Fishing
72 The Red Squirrel 	78 Coming down the Rapids 	132 Shooting the Moose
154 Carrying round the Falls 	180





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