Alas! how little does the memory of these human inhabitants enhance the beauty of the landscape!
|Born||July 12, 1817|
Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian. He is best known for his book 'Walden', a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay 'Resistance to Civil Government' (Civil Disobedience), an argument for disobedience to an unjust state. His books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry total over 20 volumes.