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2. John Burroughs, “Another Word on Thoreau,” The Last Harvest (Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin, 1922), p. 148. 32 Ethel Seybold 3. Writings, ii, 155. 4. , xviii, 333; journal of September 16, 1859. 5. , vi, 353; letter to Daniel Ricketson, November 4, 1860. 6. , xviii, 344; journal of September 24, 1859. 7. , iv, 460. 8. , i, 54. 9. , ii, 28. 10. Ibid. 11. , xv, 495; journal of July 29, 1857. 12. , xi, 4; journal of March 5, 1853. 13. , vi, 189; letter to T. W. Higginson, April 2–3, 1852.

8 More orthodox writers would agree with him that “the maker of me was improving me” only if they chose to ignore Thoreau’s equation of subject and object. To assert, in any case, that there are transcendent states of consciousness does not resolve the problems of understanding and expressing those states. The July 1851 journal entry, not unexpectedly, will not answer its own questions. If the experience was “improving,” why does it leave behind such a sense of present loss? Where, and why, in other words, did the progress stop and the decline begin?

4. , xviii, 333; journal of September 16, 1859. 5. , vi, 353; letter to Daniel Ricketson, November 4, 1860. 6. , xviii, 344; journal of September 24, 1859. 7. , iv, 460. 8. , i, 54. 9. , ii, 28. 10. Ibid. 11. , xv, 495; journal of July 29, 1857. 12. , xi, 4; journal of March 5, 1853. 13. , vi, 189; letter to T. W. Higginson, April 2–3, 1852. 14. , xix, 145; journal of February 13, 1860. , xiii, 197. 15. , viii, 228; journal of June 7, 1851. , vi, 32, 81. 16. , vi, 216; letter to Harrison Blake, February 27, 1853.

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