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Complete Prose Works (Classic Reprint)

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  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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  • Pages:530
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  • Dimensions (in):6 x 1.2 x 9
  • Publication Date:August 18, 2012
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Down in the Woods, July 2d, 1882. If I do it at all I must delay no longer. Incongruous and full of skips and jumps as is that huddle of diary-jottings, war-memoranda of 1862- 65, Nature-notes of 1877- 81, with Western and Canadian observations afterwards, all bundled up and tied by a big string, the resolution and indeed mandate comes to me this day, this hour, (and what a day! what an hour just passing !the luxury of riant grass and blowing breeze, with all the shows of sun and sky and perfect temperature, never before so filling me body and soul) to go home, untie the bundle, reel out diary-scraps and memoranda, just as they are, large or small, one after another, into print-pages, and let the melanges lackings and wants of connec The pages from 8to 20 are nearly verbatim an off-hand letter of mine in January, 1882, to an insisting friend. Following, I give some gloomy experiences. The war of attempted secession has, of course, been the distinguishing event of my time. I commenced at the close of 1862, and continued steadily through 63, 64, and 65, to visit the sick and wounded of the army, both on the field and in the hospitals in and around Washington city. From the first I kept little note-books for impromptu jottings in pencil to refresh my memory of names and circumstances, and what was specially wanted, c. In these I brief dcases, persons, sights, occurrences in camp, by the bedside, and not seldom by the corpses of the dead. Some were scratch ddown from narratives I heard and itemized while watching, or waiting, or tending somebody amid those scenes. I have dozens of such little note-books left, forming a special history of those years, for myself alone, full of associations never to be possibly said or sung. I wish I could convey to the reader the associations that attach to these soil dand creas dlivraisons, each composed of a sheet or two of pap
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