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Thoreau and the Language of Trees$
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Richard Higgins and Robert D. Richardson

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780520294042

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520294042.001.0001

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A World Made New

A World Made New

(p.170) A World Made New
Thoreau and the Language of Trees

Richard Higgins

Richard Higgins

University of California Press

The great pine woods have a peculiar appearance this afternoon. This rather fine snow has lodged in their limbs and given them a grayish look, but as it lies thicker along the core of the limb, it has the appearance, at a distance, of dim white lines lying at various angles like a vast network over the woods, or, rather, like cobwebs seen on the grass on summer mornings. A kind of film over them. I never saw the pitch pines better snowed up. They look like Chinese pagodas....

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