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'We Went to See the Ocean'

Beginning in 1849, Henry David Thoreau set off on a series of journeys to Cape Cod. And like the endless number of New Englanders who would follow in his steps, he was mesmerized.

By Henry David Thoreau
May 18, 2008

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We often love to think now of the life of men on beaches - at least in midsummer, when the weather is serene; their sunny lives on the sand, amid the beach-grass and the bayberries, their companion a cow, their wealth a jag of driftwood or a few beach plums, and their music the surf and the peep of the ... (Full article: 1192 words)

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