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Henry David Thoreau: Walden, and Civil Disobedience (unabridged)

Read by Rupert Degas

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Henry David Thoreau: Walden (Unabridged)

10:43:47
$137.55
  • Recording Venue: Motivation Sound Studios, London

Walden by Henry David Thoreau

5:48
$1.05

It is said that Deucalion and Pyrrha created men…

5:34
$1.05

When we consider what, to use the words…

5:09
$1.05
Show 128 remaining tracks for Henry David Thoreau: Walden (Unabridged)

The greater part of what my neighbors call good…

6:03
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The grand necessity, then, for our bodies…

5:14
$1.05

I do not mean to prescribe rules to strong…

5:44
$1.05

Not long since, a strolling Indian went to sell baskets…

5:06
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As this business was to be entered into…

4:56
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I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes…

5:20
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All costume off a man is pitiful or grotesque.

4:58
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However, if one designs to construct a dwelling-house…

5:01
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If it is asserted that civilization is a real advance…

4:51
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As Chapman sings, 'The false society of men…'

4:03
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Most men appear never to have considered…

3:46
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We now no longer camp as for a night, but have settled…

4:57
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Though we are not so degenerate but that we…

4:46
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By the middle of April, for I made no haste…

5:47
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There is some of the same fitness in a man's building…

6:03
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Boards … $8.03+, mostly shanty boards.

4:16
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How could youths better learn to live than by at once…

5:18
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This spending of the best part of one's life earning money…

5:15
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Granted that some public works would not have been constructed…

5:16
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Yes, I did eat $8.74, all told; but I should not thus unblushingly…

4:57
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In cold weather it was no little amusement to bake…

4:51
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Thus I could avoid all trade and barter, so far as my food…

5:42
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A lady once offered me a mat, but as I had no room to spare…

5:10
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As I preferred some things to others, and especially valued…

5:01
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While my townsmen and women are devoted in so many ways…

5:08
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If you give him money, he will perhaps buy more rags with it.

4:13
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Being a microcosm himself, he discovers…

3:59
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Complemental Verses: … The Pretensions of Poverty

5:23
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The real attractions of the Hollowell farm, to me…

5:23
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I was seated by the shore of a small pond…

5:28
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Morning brings back the heroic ages.

5:44
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In the midst of this chopping sea of civilized life…

4:40
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For my part, I could easily do without the post-office.

4:36
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I have read in a Hindoo book, that 'there was a king's son…'

5:59
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Reading: With a little more deliberation in the choice…

4:57
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The crowds of men who merely spoke the Greek and Latin tongues…

5:26
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The works of the great poets have never yet been read…

6:06
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I aspire to be acquainted with wiser men than this…

3:32
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It is time that we had uncommon schools…

3:17
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Sounds: But while we are confined to books…

4:27
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It was pleasant to see my whole household effects…

4:01
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The Fitchburg Railroad touches the pond…

2:53
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I watch the passage of the morning cars with the same feeling…

3:39
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What recommends commerce to me is its enterprise…

5:36
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While these things go up other things come down.

5:25
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When other birds are still, the screech owls…

5:30
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I am not sure that I ever heard the sound of cock-crowing…

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Solitude: This is a delicious evening, when the whole body…

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I have never felt lonesome, or in the least oppressed…

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We are the subjects of an experiment…

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I have a great deal of company in my house…

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Visitors: I think that I love society as much as most…

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For my own part, I was never so effectually deterred…

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He was about twenty-eight years old, and had left Canada…

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I asked him if he ever wished to write his thoughts.

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Yet I never, by any manoeuvring, could get him to take…

4:38
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Men of almost every degree of wit called on me…

3:57
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The Bean-Field: Meanwhile my beans, the length of whose…

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As I had little aid from horses or cattle, or hired men…

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The hawk is aerial brother of the wave which he sails over…

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It was on the whole a rare amusement, which…

4:42
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We should really be fed and cheered if when we met a man…

4:54
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The Village: After hoeing, or perhaps reading and writing…

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It was very pleasant, when I stayed late in town…

3:48
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Every man has to learn the points of compass again…

3:18
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The Ponds: Sometimes, having had a surfeit of human society…

5:01
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The scenery of Walden is on a humble scale…

4:34
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The water is so transparent that the bottom can easily be…

6:06
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But the pond has risen steadily for two years…

6:09
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There have been caught in Walden pickerel…

4:45
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A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature.

5:36
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A field of water betrays the spirit that is in the air.

4:43
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I was pleased to hear of the old log canoe…

5:38
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I have said that Walden has no visible inlet nor outlet…

3:11
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Flint's Pond! Such is the poverty of our nomenclature.

3:38
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Since the wood-cutters, and the railroad, and I myself…

5:28
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Baker Farm: Sometimes I rambled to pine groves, standing like…

5:43
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So the Muse fables. But therein, as I found…

4:23
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If he and his family would live simply, they might all go…

5:51
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Higher Laws: As I came home through the woods…

4:59
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There is a period in the history of the individual…

4:52
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I believe that every man who has ever been earnest…

6:11
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Who has not sometimes derived an inexpressible satisfaction…

4:11
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Man flows at once to God when the channel of purity is open.

5:29
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Brute Neighbours: Sometimes I had a companion in my fishing…

4:48
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Why do precisely these objects which we behold make a world?

4:49
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Commonly I rested an hour or two in the shade at noon…

5:41
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There was not one hireling there. I have no doubt…

5:49
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In the fall the loon (Colymbus glacialis) came, as usual…

3:33
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It is said that loons have been caught in the New York lakes…

3:36
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House-Warming: In October I went a-graping to the river meadows…

5:25
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When I came to build my chimney I studied masonry…

4:27
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I had in my cellar a firkin of potatoes, about two quarts…

6:01
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The pond had in the meanwhile skimmed over in the shadiest…

5:03
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In 1845 Walden froze entirely over for the first time…

5:19
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Every man looks at his wood-pile with a kind of affection.

3:31
$1.05

The moles nested in my cellar, nibbling every third potato…

3:37
$1.05

Former Inhabitants and Winter Visitors

5:52
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Breed's hut was standing only a dozen years ago…

5:23
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The last inhabitant of these woods before me was an Irishman…

5:44
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At this season I seldom had a visitor.

5:54
$1.05

The one who came from farthest to my lodge…

5:31
$1.05

Winter Animals: When the ponds were firmly frozen…

5:01
$1.05

In the course of the winter I threw out half a bushel of ears…

6:05
$1.05

In dark winter mornings, or in short winter afternoons…

5:13
$1.05

The hunter who told me this could remember one Sam Nutting…

5:18
$1.05

The Pond: in Winter After a still winter night I awoke…

4:15
$1.05

When I strolled around the pond in misty weather…

5:01
$1.05

William Gilpin, who is so admirable in all that relates…

4:39
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Given, then, the length and breadth of the cove…

4:40
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When the ice-men were at work here in '46–7, the cakes…

4:59
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They went to work at once, plowing, barrowing, rolling…

4:54
$1.05

Ice is an interesting subject for contemplation.

2:50
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Spring: The opening of large tracts by the ice-cutters…

5:05
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It took a short siesta at noon, and boomed once more…

4:18
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It was a warm day, and he was surprised to see…

3:36
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The whole cut impressed me as if it were a cave…

3:44
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When the sun withdraws the sand ceases to flow…

5:09
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When the ground was partially bare of snow…

4:56
$1.05

Such is the contrast between winter and spring.

5:29
$1.05

Through our own recovered innocence we discern…

5:05
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Beside this I got a rare mess of golden and silver…

4:45
$1.05

Conclusion: To the sick the doctors wisely recommend…

5:31
$1.05

It is said that Mirabeau took to highway robbery…

5:09
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Why level downward to our dullest perception…

5:09
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No face which we can give to a matter will stead us so well…

3:44
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I live in the angle of a leaden wall, into whose composition…

4:25
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Consider the China pride and stagnant self-complacency…

5:15
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Henry David Thoreau: Civil Disobedience (Unabridged)

58:05
$11.55
  • Recording Venue: Motivation Sound Studios, London

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

5:03
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A common and natural result of an undue respect for law…

5:32
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This principle being admitted, the justice of every particular…

5:36
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Show 8 remaining tracks for Henry David Thoreau: Civil Disobedience (Unabridged)

Oh for a man who is a man, and, as my neighbor says…

4:42
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Unjust laws exist; shall we be content to obey them…

5:11
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I know this well, that if one thousand, if one hundred…

4:07
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To such the State renders comparatively small service…

5:39
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I wondered that it should have concluded at length…

5:34
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I was to see my native village in the light of the Middle Ages…

5:49
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You do not resist cold and hunger, the winds and the waves…

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There are really no blows to be given by him but defensive ones.

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Henry David Thoreau: Walden (Unabridged)

10:43:47
$163.75
  • Recording Venue: Motivation Sound Studios, London

Walden by Henry David Thoreau

5:48
$1.25

It is said that Deucalion and Pyrrha created men…

5:34
$1.25

When we consider what, to use the words…

5:09
$1.25
Show 128 remaining tracks for Henry David Thoreau: Walden (Unabridged)

The greater part of what my neighbors call good…

6:03
$1.25

The grand necessity, then, for our bodies…

5:14
$1.25

I do not mean to prescribe rules to strong…

5:44
$1.25

Not long since, a strolling Indian went to sell baskets…

5:06
$1.25

As this business was to be entered into…

4:56
$1.25

I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes…

5:20
$1.25

All costume off a man is pitiful or grotesque.

4:58
$1.25

However, if one designs to construct a dwelling-house…

5:01
$1.25

If it is asserted that civilization is a real advance…

4:51
$1.25

As Chapman sings, 'The false society of men…'

4:03
$1.25

Most men appear never to have considered…

3:46
$1.25

We now no longer camp as for a night, but have settled…

4:57
$1.25

Though we are not so degenerate but that we…

4:46
$1.25

By the middle of April, for I made no haste…

5:47
$1.25

There is some of the same fitness in a man's building…

6:03
$1.25

Boards … $8.03+, mostly shanty boards.

4:16
$1.25

How could youths better learn to live than by at once…

5:18
$1.25

This spending of the best part of one's life earning money…

5:15
$1.25

Granted that some public works would not have been constructed…

5:16
$1.25

Yes, I did eat $8.74, all told; but I should not thus unblushingly…

4:57
$1.25

In cold weather it was no little amusement to bake…

4:51
$1.25

Thus I could avoid all trade and barter, so far as my food…

5:42
$1.25

A lady once offered me a mat, but as I had no room to spare…

5:10
$1.25

As I preferred some things to others, and especially valued…

5:01
$1.25

While my townsmen and women are devoted in so many ways…

5:08
$1.25

If you give him money, he will perhaps buy more rags with it.

4:13
$1.25

Being a microcosm himself, he discovers…

3:59
$1.25

Complemental Verses: … The Pretensions of Poverty

5:23
$1.25

The real attractions of the Hollowell farm, to me…

5:23
$1.25

I was seated by the shore of a small pond…

5:28
$1.25

Morning brings back the heroic ages.

5:44
$1.25

In the midst of this chopping sea of civilized life…

4:40
$1.25

For my part, I could easily do without the post-office.

4:36
$1.25

I have read in a Hindoo book, that 'there was a king's son…'

5:59
$1.25

Reading: With a little more deliberation in the choice…

4:57
$1.25

The crowds of men who merely spoke the Greek and Latin tongues…

5:26
$1.25

The works of the great poets have never yet been read…

6:06
$1.25

I aspire to be acquainted with wiser men than this…

3:32
$1.25

It is time that we had uncommon schools…

3:17
$1.25

Sounds: But while we are confined to books…

4:27
$1.25

It was pleasant to see my whole household effects…

4:01
$1.25

The Fitchburg Railroad touches the pond…

2:53
$1.25

I watch the passage of the morning cars with the same feeling…

3:39
$1.25

What recommends commerce to me is its enterprise…

5:36
$1.25

While these things go up other things come down.

5:25
$1.25

When other birds are still, the screech owls…

5:30
$1.25

I am not sure that I ever heard the sound of cock-crowing…

3:02
$1.25

Solitude: This is a delicious evening, when the whole body…

5:30
$1.25

I have never felt lonesome, or in the least oppressed…

5:39
$1.25

We are the subjects of an experiment…

4:35
$1.25

I have a great deal of company in my house…

4:54
$1.25

Visitors: I think that I love society as much as most…

5:06
$1.25

For my own part, I was never so effectually deterred…

5:00
$1.25

He was about twenty-eight years old, and had left Canada…

5:49
$1.25

I asked him if he ever wished to write his thoughts.

3:54
$1.25

Yet I never, by any manoeuvring, could get him to take…

4:38
$1.25

Men of almost every degree of wit called on me…

3:57
$1.25

The Bean-Field: Meanwhile my beans, the length of whose…

4:21
$1.25

As I had little aid from horses or cattle, or hired men…

5:14
$1.25

The hawk is aerial brother of the wave which he sails over…

5:40
$1.25

It was on the whole a rare amusement, which…

4:42
$1.25

We should really be fed and cheered if when we met a man…

4:54
$1.25

The Village: After hoeing, or perhaps reading and writing…

4:46
$1.25

It was very pleasant, when I stayed late in town…

3:48
$1.25

Every man has to learn the points of compass again…

3:18
$1.25

The Ponds: Sometimes, having had a surfeit of human society…

5:01
$1.25

The scenery of Walden is on a humble scale…

4:34
$1.25

The water is so transparent that the bottom can easily be…

6:06
$1.25

But the pond has risen steadily for two years…

6:09
$1.25

There have been caught in Walden pickerel…

4:45
$1.25

A lake is the landscape's most beautiful and expressive feature.

5:36
$1.25

A field of water betrays the spirit that is in the air.

4:43
$1.25

I was pleased to hear of the old log canoe…

5:38
$1.25

I have said that Walden has no visible inlet nor outlet…

3:11
$1.25

Flint's Pond! Such is the poverty of our nomenclature.

3:38
$1.25

Since the wood-cutters, and the railroad, and I myself…

5:28
$1.25

Baker Farm: Sometimes I rambled to pine groves, standing like…

5:43
$1.25

So the Muse fables. But therein, as I found…

4:23
$1.25

If he and his family would live simply, they might all go…

5:51
$1.25

Higher Laws: As I came home through the woods…

4:59
$1.25

There is a period in the history of the individual…

4:52
$1.25

I believe that every man who has ever been earnest…

6:11
$1.25

Who has not sometimes derived an inexpressible satisfaction…

4:11
$1.25

Man flows at once to God when the channel of purity is open.

5:29
$1.25

Brute Neighbours: Sometimes I had a companion in my fishing…

4:48
$1.25

Why do precisely these objects which we behold make a world?

4:49
$1.25

Commonly I rested an hour or two in the shade at noon…

5:41
$1.25

There was not one hireling there. I have no doubt…

5:49
$1.25

In the fall the loon (Colymbus glacialis) came, as usual…

3:33
$1.25

It is said that loons have been caught in the New York lakes…

3:36
$1.25

House-Warming: In October I went a-graping to the river meadows…

5:25
$1.25

When I came to build my chimney I studied masonry…

4:27
$1.25

I had in my cellar a firkin of potatoes, about two quarts…

6:01
$1.25

The pond had in the meanwhile skimmed over in the shadiest…

5:03
$1.25

In 1845 Walden froze entirely over for the first time…

5:19
$1.25

Every man looks at his wood-pile with a kind of affection.

3:31
$1.25

The moles nested in my cellar, nibbling every third potato…

3:37
$1.25

Former Inhabitants and Winter Visitors

5:52
$1.25

Breed's hut was standing only a dozen years ago…

5:23
$1.25

The last inhabitant of these woods before me was an Irishman…

5:44
$1.25

At this season I seldom had a visitor.

5:54
$1.25

The one who came from farthest to my lodge…

5:31
$1.25

Winter Animals: When the ponds were firmly frozen…

5:01
$1.25

In the course of the winter I threw out half a bushel of ears…

6:05
$1.25

In dark winter mornings, or in short winter afternoons…

5:13
$1.25

The hunter who told me this could remember one Sam Nutting…

5:18
$1.25

The Pond: in Winter After a still winter night I awoke…

4:15
$1.25

When I strolled around the pond in misty weather…

5:01
$1.25

William Gilpin, who is so admirable in all that relates…

4:39
$1.25

Given, then, the length and breadth of the cove…

4:40
$1.25

When the ice-men were at work here in '46–7, the cakes…

4:59
$1.25

They went to work at once, plowing, barrowing, rolling…

4:54
$1.25

Ice is an interesting subject for contemplation.

2:50
$1.25

Spring: The opening of large tracts by the ice-cutters…

5:05
$1.25

It took a short siesta at noon, and boomed once more…

4:18
$1.25

It was a warm day, and he was surprised to see…

3:36
$1.25

The whole cut impressed me as if it were a cave…

3:44
$1.25

When the sun withdraws the sand ceases to flow…

5:09
$1.25

When the ground was partially bare of snow…

4:56
$1.25

Such is the contrast between winter and spring.

5:29
$1.25

Through our own recovered innocence we discern…

5:05
$1.25

Beside this I got a rare mess of golden and silver…

4:45
$1.25

Conclusion: To the sick the doctors wisely recommend…

5:31
$1.25

It is said that Mirabeau took to highway robbery…

5:09
$1.25

Why level downward to our dullest perception…

5:09
$1.25

No face which we can give to a matter will stead us so well…

3:44
$1.25

I live in the angle of a leaden wall, into whose composition…

4:25
$1.25

Consider the China pride and stagnant self-complacency…

5:15
$1.25
Hide 128 tracks for Henry David Thoreau: Walden (Unabridged)

Henry David Thoreau: Civil Disobedience (Unabridged)

58:05
$13.75
  • Recording Venue: Motivation Sound Studios, London

On the Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau

5:03
$1.25

A common and natural result of an undue respect for law…

5:32
$1.25

This principle being admitted, the justice of every particular…

5:36
$1.25
Show 8 remaining tracks for Henry David Thoreau: Civil Disobedience (Unabridged)

Oh for a man who is a man, and, as my neighbor says…

4:42
$1.25

Unjust laws exist; shall we be content to obey them…

5:11
$1.25

I know this well, that if one thousand, if one hundred…

4:07
$1.25

To such the State renders comparatively small service…

5:39
$1.25

I wondered that it should have concluded at length…

5:34
$1.25

I was to see my native village in the light of the Middle Ages…

5:49
$1.25

You do not resist cold and hunger, the winds and the waves…

5:29
$1.25

There are really no blows to be given by him but defensive ones.

5:23
$1.25
Hide 8 tracks for Henry David Thoreau: Civil Disobedience (Unabridged)