Something Thoreau wrote on January 7, 1851

“The knowledge of an unlearned man is living and luxuriant like a forest, but covered with mosses and lichens and for the most part inaccessible and going to waste; the knowledge of the man of science is like timber collected in yards for public works, which still supports green sprout here and there, but even this is liable to dry rot.”

MG signing off (because timber is subject to the law of scarcity of goods)

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