Today’s observance of Independence Day also coincides with another great American anniversary, one with special meaning in the world of letters. On July 4, 1845, Henry David Thoreau moved to a small cabin he’d built near Walden Pond outside Concord, Mass., beginning a record of his experiences, “Walden,” that would become one of the best-known books in literature. Today, in honor of that landmark event, here are 10 quotes from Thoreau’s famous narrative.
"I have traveled a good deal in Concord."
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