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  • Comment on Spring 1-13 by Ryan Cho
    Posted in: Choate RH 2021 [it stretched itself and yawned like a waking man with a gradually increasing tumult, which was kept up three or four hours. It took a short siesta at noon, and boomed once more toward night, as the sun was withdrawing his influence. ] I really like this part and the […]
  • Comment on Spring 14-26 by Stephen Siperstein
    Posted in: Choate RH 2021 In reply to Linda Phan. Thanks for pointing this out, Linda. I now am imagining how much Thoreau would have loved that documentary film and learning about mother trees.
  • Comment on Spring 14-26 by Stephen Siperstein
    Posted in: Choate RH 2021 In reply to Linda Phan. Ah yes, Thoreau is referencing Ovid's Metamorphoses. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metamorphoses)
  • Comment on Spring 14-26 by Stephen Siperstein
    Posted in: Choate RH 2021 In reply to Gavin Doak. Interesting that I think Thoreau is referring here to passenger pigeons, which at his time were not yet extinct. In fact, the flocks of passenger pigeons in America were so large that there were stories/reports of them blocking out the sun for long stretches at […]
  • Comment on Spring 1-13 by Anna Tumiski
    Posted in: Choate RH 2021 [e started up in haste and excited; but he found, to his surprise, that the whole body of the ice had started while he lay there, and drifted in to the shore, and the sound he had heard was made by its edge grating on the shore,—at first gently nibbled […]

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