Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Yet, hermit and stoic as he was, he was really fond of sympathy, and threw himself heartily and childlike into the company of young people whom he loved, and whom he delighted to entertain, as he only could, with the varied and endless anecdotes of his experiences by field and river: and he was always ready to lead a huckleberry-party or a search for chestnuts and grapes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Thoreau," Lectures and Biographical Sketches (1883, repr. 1904).

Thoreau, Henry David (1817-1862).
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