I wish to speak a word for Nature, for absolute Freedom and Wildness, as contrasted with a freedom and culture merely civil,—to regard man as an inhabitant, or a part and parcel of Nature, rather than a member of society.

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Original Citation

Thoreau, Henry David. "Walking." 23 Apr. 1851, Concord Lyceum, Concord, MA, USA. Lecture.

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Thoreau, Henry David. "Walking." Civil Disobedience and Other Essays. Dover Publications, 1993.