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Wilderness

We need the tonic of wildness, to wade sometimes in marshes where the bittern and the meadow-hen lurk, and hear the booming of the snipe; to smell the whispering sedge where only some wilder and more solitary fowl builds her nest, and the mink crawls with its belly close to the ground.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.

In wildness is the preservation of the world.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.

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