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Night and Moonlight

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From the November 1863 issue of The Atlantic Monthly, the famed American author Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) muses on the place of the moon in the sky and in literary tradition.
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Published December 2013 by Full Well Books (first published November 1863)
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In the Mountains of the Moon, in the Central Africa of the night, there is where all Niles have their hidden heads.
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Henry David Thoreau (born David Henry Thoreau)was an American author, naturalist, transcendentalist, tax resister, development critic, philosopher, and abolitionist who is best known for Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay, Civil Disobedience, an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.

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“In the night the eyes are partly closed, or retire into the head. Other senses take the lead. The walker is guided as well by the sense of smell. Every plant and field and forest emits its odor now, —swamp-pink in the meadow, and tansy in the road; and there is the peculiar dry scent of corn which has begun to show its tassels. The senses both of hearing and smelling are more alert. We hear the tinkling of rills which we never detected before.” 0 likes
“Sapiens adjuvabit opus astrorum quemadmodum agricola terrae naturam”: A wise man assisteth the work of the stars as the husbandman helpeth the nature of the soil.” 0 likes
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