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" A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. The fluviatile trees next the shore are the slender eyelashes which fringe it, and the wooded hills... "
Walden - Page 291
by Henry David Thoreau - 1882
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The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, Volume 2

Henry David Thoreau - 1893
...years ago. (Sjake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth's eyej Vlooking into which the beholder measures the depth of his...nature. ) The fluviatile trees next the shore are th~e~sTender eyelashes which fringe it, and the wooded hills and cliffs around are its overhanging...
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Walden

Henry David Thoreau - 1904 - 256 pages
...few traces of man's hand to be seen. The water laves the shore as it did a thousand years ago. X (A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive...are the slender eyelashes which fringe it, and the wooden hills and cliffs around are its overhanging brows. Standing on the smooth sandy beach at the...
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The Rockies of Canada: A Rev. and Enl. Ed. of "Camping in the Canadian Rockies"

Alberta - 1909 - 300 pages
...qualities are such that you will want ten pictures of water to one of any other kind. Thoreau says, " A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive...the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. " And they are eyes and mirrors indeed amid these grand mountains, reflecting and amplifying every...
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Elbert Hubbard's Scrap Book: Containing the Inspired and Inspiring ...

Elbert Hubbard - Literature - 1923 - 228 pages
...trees, Nature takes me into her own hands, and I breathe freely as the first man. — Alexander Smith. LAKE is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive...hills and cliffs around are its overhanging brows. — Thoreau. QO man lives without jostling and being jostled; in all ways he has to elbow himself through...
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Henry David Thoreau

Leon Edel - Biography & Autobiography - 1970 - 47 pages
...fondles placenames and the origin of words. And he is always the self-absorbed Narcissus at his pool: "A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive...the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. . . . Walden is a perfect forest mirror, set round with stones as precious to my eye as if fewer or...
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The Art of Life: Studies in American Autobiographical Literature

Mutlu Konuk Blasing - Literary Criticism - 1977 - 193 pages
...Thoreau may have been consciously recalling the legend of Echo and Narcissus. Thoreau calls Walden "earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature" (p. 186). Beholding such depths, might one not come to resemble the trees surrounding Walden, each...
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The Natural Man: Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau - Literary Criticism - 1978 - 137 pages
...it will be Concord River only while men lead peaceable lives on its banks. A Week, "Concord River" A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive...the beholder measures the depth of his own nature. Walden, "Ponds" Walden Pond It has been conjectured that when the hill shook these stones rolled down...
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Lake restoration: proceedings of a national conference, August 22-24, 1978 ...

United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Water Planning and Standards - Technology & Engineering - 1979 - 254 pages
...shading the lake rim. Thoreau wrote: "A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature. lt is earth's eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature." A lot of Minnesotans wanted to measure those depths in the years after 1 950. As population spread...
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The Unit

1899
...happy way of expressing his delight in the beauties of nature. Just one example from "The Ponds:" "A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive...beholder measures the depth of his own nature. The iiuvia; i!e trees next the shore are the slender eyelashes which fringe it, and the wooded hills and...
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American Horrors: Essays on the Modern American Horror Film

Gregory Albert Waller - Performing Arts - 1987 - 228 pages
...described his private lake as the surrounding landscape's most "expressive feature," a sort of giant "eye, looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature." 1 Today technological culture seems to have made such solitary retreats a rarity, though it does, after...
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