Quotation by Henry David Thoreau

There is something strangely modern about him. He is very easily turned into English.
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, p. 239, Houghton Mifflin (1906).

Along with his contemporaries, Thoreau mistook a much later Hellenistic collection known as the Anacreontea for the poetry of Anacreon.
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