Tuesday, October 18

rhymes with borrow -thoreau

From Thoreau's Walden by Tim Smith.

I have spent the last few Saturdays in the Special Collections below the Concord Free Public Library (founded 1873). There is a mass of pre- and post-revolutionary information, and the archive is also a magnet for Transcendentalist research. I am not looking at anything to do with Walden, or related writings but you can't help but pick up this stuff by osmosis. Thoreau was addressed as thawr-oh in his time... (rather than tha-roh) so you can too.