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Minerva, Momus objects to house
of, 65.

Mtr Camar Uddtn Mast, quoted,
157.

Mirabeau, on Iiighway robbery,
quoted, 497.

Model farm, a, 308.



INDEX



619



" Modern improvements," an il-
lusion about, 84.

MoniuB, objection to Minerva's
house by, 55,

Monuments, good sense woirth
more tbau, 92, 03.

Morning, work, a man's, 59; re-
newal of, 140-142 ; worlt in the
early, 243.

Mortgages, abundance of, in Con-
cord, 53.

Mouse in T, 's house, 351 ; the
wild, 433.

Muskrats, colony of, 262; in
Goose Pond, 420.

Nature, adapted to our weakness
as to our strength, 20 ; a liberty
in, 202 ; no melancholy or sol-
itude iu the midst of, 205-207 ;
the medicines of, 210 ; known
only as a robber by the farmer,
258 ; men who become a part of,
328 ; questions and answers of,
430; our knowledge of the laws
of, 44S; helping lay the keel of,
407 ; principle of operations of,
475 ; man's need of, 489.

Necessaries of life, 21.

Neceasity, a seeming fate, com-
monly called, 11.

Negro slavery, 14.

Neighborliood, avoiding »■ bad,
ourselves, 55.

Neva marshes at "Walden Pond,
no, 35.

New clothes, beware of all enter-
prises requiring, 39.

New England, Walden of and for
people of, 9 ; hardships en-
dured that men may die in,
25 ; wealth causes respect in,
38; mean life lived by inhabi-
tants of, 152 ; can hire aU the
wise men of the World to teach
her, 173 ; natural sports of,
329 ; Rum, 400 ; Night's Enter-
tainment, a, 417

New Hollander, naked when
European shivers in clothes,
22.

New Netherland, Secretary of
Province, quoted, 03.

"News? What's the," 147; fu-
tility of the, 148.

Night, walking the woods by,
265-268.



Nilometer. See Realometer.
Nine Acre Corner, White Pond

in, 280.
*' No Admittance," never printed

onT.'s gate, 29.
Novel reading, 165.
Nutting in Lincoln woods, 370.
Nutting, Sam, an old hunter,

432.

Oljnnpus, the outside of the earth
everywhere, 134.

Opposition to society, 497.

Oruaments, significance of archi-
tectural, 77.

Overseer, yourself the worst, 14.

Ovid, quoted, 11, 484; 486.

Owl, winged brother of the cat,
watching a, 411.

Owls, waUing of, 194-197; in
Walden woods in winter, 420,
421.

Pantaloons not to be mended like
legs, 37.

Partridge, the, 352-354 ; 426 ; 435.

Pauper, visit from half-witted,
235.

Penance, people of Concord do-
ing, 9.

Penobscot Indians, living in cot-
ton tents, 47.

Perfection, artist of Kouroo who
strove after, 503.

PfeifEer, Mme. Ida, quoted, 38.

Philanthropy, generally consid-
ered, 118-126.

Philosopher, what he is and is
not, 20 ; visits from a, 415-418.

Philosophers, ancient, poor in
outward, rich in inward rich-
es, 25.

Pickerel, Walden, 439.

Pine-tree, felling, chough more its
friend than foe, 09.

Plants, the nobler valued for
their fruit in air and light, 27.

Plato, 169 ; definition of a man,
232.

Pleasant Meadow, adjunct to
Baker Farm, 317.

Poet. See Dialogue ; visits from
a, 414.

Poets, never yet read by man-
kind, 164.

Pond in Winter, The, 436-460.

Ponds, Thb, 271-313.



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INDEX



Poor, houeeB of the, 56.
Fost-ofSce, easily dispensed with,

148.
Present momeDt, meeting of two

eternities, past and future, 29.
Public opinion, compared with

private, 14.
Pumpkin, sitting alone on a, 60 ;

none so poor that he need ait

on a, 104.
Purslane, dinner of, 98.

Quoil, Hugh, an Irishman^ 4^5.

Babbit, the, 435.

Railroad, car, growing luxuries
in, 60 ; slowness and heedless-
ness of, 85, 86; men overrid-
den by, 146 ; listening with
praise to sound of, 180-192;
Iron, Trojan Horse ruining
Walden, 301,

Bain, enjoyment of, 208.

Bainbow, standing in light of,
316.

Baleigh, Sir "Walter, quoted, 11.

Beading, 156-173.

Beality, finding^ 154.

Bealometer, not Nilometer, but
a, 154.

Bent, annual tax that would buy
a village of wigwams, 50.

Beporter, with labor for p^s,
30.

Resignation, confirmed desper-
ation, 15.

Robin, the evening, 481.

Boom for thoughts, 219.

Buna way slave, 237.

Badi of Shiraz, Sheik, quoted,
125.

Baint Titus' dance, 147.

Sand formations due to thaw,
469-475.

Sand cherry, tasted out of com-
pliment to Nature, 178.

SardanapaluB, at best houses
traveler considered a, 60.

Savage, liis advantage over civil-
ized man, 52 ; life, instinct to-
vrards, 326.

Scarecrow taken for man whose
clothes it wears, 37.

School, the uncmn/mon, 173.

Beeds of virtues, not beans,
255.



Sensuality, in eating and other

appetites, 340-346.
Serenade, like the m,usic of the

cow, 193.
Sewing, work you may call end-
less, 38.
Shanty, purchase of Collins's, 69,

70.
Shelter, a necessary of life, 22 ;

how it became a necessary, 45 ;

generally considered, 45-66.
Shingles of thought, whittling,

417.
ShirtSj our lil>er, or true bark,

40.
Simplicity of life, 144.
Skins, sale of, 432.
Sleepers, railroad, 146.
Snake under water in torpid

state, 67.
Snow, the Great, 186 ; 201 ; dating

from the Great, 394 ; walking

in the, 410.
Society, commonly too cheap,

213.
Sounds, 174-201.
South, laborers a staple produc-
tion of the, 58.
Spain, specimen news from, 149.
Sparrow, the first, of spring, 478.
Spectator, the part of man which

is, 211.
Spenser, Edmund, quoted, 222.
Sportsmen, making boys, 330.
Spring, 461^92.
Spring, coming of the, 466 ;

morning, moral efEect of a, 484.
Squire Make-a-Stir, 14.
Squirrel, red, watching the, 422-

425 ; in spring, coming of, 478.
Staff, the ai'tist's, which became

the fairest creation of Brahma,

503.
Statistics. See Cost.
Stone, nations' pride in ham-
mered, 92.
Stove, disadvantages of cooking-,

394.
Stratten, now the Alms House

Farm, 397 ; family, homestead

of, 399.
Students, poor, Walden addressed

to, 8.
Sudbury (Mass.), 138 ; 468.
Sumach growing by T.'s house,

179.
Survey of Walden Pond, 441-452



INDEX



521



Surveyor of forest paths and

across lot routes, 31.
Sutton (Mass.), 410.

Tching-thansf, quoted, 140.

Temperature of pond water in
spring, 4G1.

Tests, our lives tried by a thou-
sand simple, IS.

Thanksgivings, cattle-shows and
so-called, 257.

Thaw, sand formations due to,
4G9 ; Thor and, 477.

'* They," an authority impersonal
OS the Fates, 41.

Thieving, practiced only where
property is unevenly divided,
270.

Thor and thaw, 477.

Thoreau, Henry David, goes to
live by Walden Pond, 7 ; pre-
fers to talk in the first person
singular, 8; beginning in the
woods, 66; purchase of Col-
lins's shanty, 69 ; began to oc-
cupy house, 73 ; planted beans,
87 ; earnings and spendings,
94-96 ; making bread, 98 ; de-
clined offer of a mat, 107 ; im-
aginary purchase of Hollowell
farm, 131 ; situation of house,
135, 178 ; purpose in going to
woods, 143; hoed beans, did
not read books, 175 ; listsntng
to various sounds, 180-201 ;
friendship with C anadian
wood-chopper, 224-234; devo-
tion to husbandry, 252 ; earn-
ings and spendings on bean-
field, 253,254; put in jail for
not paying taxes, 2G8 ; fishing
in Walden Pond, 272-275;
boiling chowder about 1824,
283 ; earliest days on "Waklen
Pond, 300; first begins to in-
habit house in cold weather,
376 ; finishes house with pl.is-
tering, 380 ; surveys Walden
Pond, 441 ; leaves Walden,
Sept. 6, 1S47, 492.

Thoughts, sell your clothes and
keep your, 506.

Thseng-tseii, quoted, 339.

Tierra del Fuego, inhabitants un-
able to stand artificial heat, 20.
Time, but a stream to fish in,
165.



Tintinnabulum from without, the
noise of contemporaries, 507.

Tools, men the tools of their, CI.

Trees, visits to particular, 315.

Truth, to be preferred to all
things, 510.

Turtle-dove, long ago lost hound,
bay horse, and, 29.

Varro, Marcus Terentius, quoted,

258.
Vedas, the, quoted, 141 ; and

Zendavestas, 164 j quoted, 339.
Vegetable-made bones, oxen

with, 17.
Village, The, 261-270.
Village, should play part of a

nobleman as patron of art,

171-173 ; a great news-room,

262 ; running the gauntlet in

the, 2G3.
Vishnu Parana, the, quoted, 418.
Visitors, 218-240.
Vivid Lake as a name for White

Pond, 300.

WacMto River, 148.

Walden, road, townsman on, 209 ;
vale, giving notice, by smoke,
to inhabitants of, 391 ; snow in
roads of, 413 ; vale, making
amends for silence, to, 414.

Walden Pond, house on the shore
of, 7 ; purpose in living by, to
transact private business, 33;
advantages of, as a place of
business, 35 ; March, 1&15, went
to woods by, 66 ; of their own
natures, fishing in the, 204 ; no
more lonely than, 214 ; old
settler who dug, 215 ; bottom-
less as, 235 ; scenery of, 275-
304 ; origin of paving of, 285 ;
temperature of water in, 287 ;
animals in, 288-290 ; purity of,
302 ; fishinc alone detains citi-
zens at, 332; ducks on, 368;
first ice on, 382 ; dates of first
freezing over, 386 ; 408 ; bare
of snow, 420 ; fox on thin ice
of, 428; 429; pickerel of, 439;
surveying and sounding, 441-
452; cutting ice on, 452-460;
breaking up of ice in, 460-467 ;
dates of complete opening, 4G7.

Walden Woods, geese lighting
in, 385 ; Cato Ingraham living



522



INDEX



in, 398 ; Zilpha living in, 398 ;

Hugh Quoil living in, 405 ; owls

hooting the lingua vemacvZa

of, 420; 429.
Waldensea, pickerel, 440.
Wasps, visits from, 372.
Water, colors of, 276-278 ; trans-
parency of, 278-281.
Wayland (Mass.), 244.
■Weeds, destruction of various,

251.
" Welcome, Englishmen ! " 240.
Well-Meadow, 430.
West Indian provinces of the

fancy and imagination, 15.
Weston (Mass.), 431.
*' What 's the railroad to me ? "

verse, 192.
Where I Lttbd, and What I

Lived Fok, 128-155.
Whippoorwills, singing of, 194.
White Pond, 280; 284; 308-313;

plan of, 447.
Wigwam, in Indian gazettes,

symbol of a day's march, 45.



Winslow, Edward, quoted, 222.
WmxEB Akiuals, 419-435.

WiNTEE VlSITOBS, FOBMEE IH-!

HABiTAjrrs, ASD, 396-418.
Wood, gathering, 386 ; relative

value, in different places, of,

389.
Woodchuck, eating a, 95.
Wood-pile, the, 390.
Woods, turning face to the,

33.
Work, exaggerated importance of

our, 20.
Wyman, the potter, 404.

TelloW'Pine Lake, why suggested
as a name for White Fond,
309.

Toung, Arthur, 89.

Touth and age, 16.

Zendavestas, Vedas uid, 164.
Zilpha, a colored woman, 398.
Zoroaster, let the hired man
commune with, 170.





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