Henry Beston





Henry Beston

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born
in Boston, Massachusetts, The United States
June 01, 1888

died
April 15, 1968

gender
male

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Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, W.H. Hudson, H.M. Tomlinson,...more


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Henry Beston was an American writer and naturalist, best known as the author of The Outermost House, written in 1925.


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The Outermost House: A Year...
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Especially Maine; The Natur...
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More books by Henry Beston…
We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendour and travail of the earth.
Henry Beston

“We patronize the animals for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they are more finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other Nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time.”
Henry Beston

“The world today is sick to its thin blood for lack of elemental things, for fire before the hands, for water welling from the earth, for air, for the dear earth itself underfoot. In my world of beach and june these elemental presences lived and had their being...”
Henry Beston, The Outermost House: A Year of Life On The Great Beach of Cape Cod

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