Quotation by Henry David Thoreau

It is only a transjectus, a transitory voyage, like life itself, none but the long-lived gods bound up or down the stream.
Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, pp. 122-123, Houghton Mifflin (1906).

Thoreau refers to a ferry crossing over the Merrimack River.
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