A Week On The Concord And Merrimack Rivers By Henry David Thoreau




















































































































































 -   The ripples curled away in our wake, like ringlets from
the head of a child, while we steadily held on - Page 340
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The Ripples Curled Away In Our Wake, Like Ringlets From The Head Of A Child, While We Steadily Held On Our Course, And Under The Bows We Watched

"The swaying soft, Made by the delicate wave parted in front, As through the gentle element we move Like shadows gliding through untroubled dreams."

The forms of beauty fall naturally around the path of him who is in the performance of his proper work; as the curled shavings drop from the plane, and borings cluster round the auger. Undulation is the gentlest and most ideal of motions, produced by one fluid falling on another. Rippling is a more graceful flight. From a hill-top you may detect in it the wings of birds endlessly repeated. The two _waving_ lines which represent the flight of birds appear to have been copied from the ripple.

The trees made an admirable fence to the landscape, skirting the horizon on every side. The single trees and the groves left standing on the interval appeared naturally disposed, though the farmer had consulted only his convenience, for he too falls into the scheme of Nature. Art can never match the luxury and superfluity of Nature. In the former all is seen; it cannot afford concealed wealth, and is niggardly in comparison; but Nature, even when she is scant and thin outwardly, satisfies us still by the assurance of a certain generosity at the roots. In swamps, where there is only here and there an ever-green tree amid the quaking moss and cranberry beds, the bareness does not suggest poverty.

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