Essays

After the Death of John Brown

Anacreon

Aulus Persius Flaccus

Autumnal Tints

Civil Disobedience

Dark Ages

Died. . . Miss Anna Jones

Herald of Freedom

Homer. Ossian. Chaucer

The Landlord

  • The Landlord (1843: The United States Magazine and Democratic Review)
  • The Landlord (1906: The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau)

The Last Days of John Brown

Life Without Principle

Natural History of Massachusetts

Night and Moonlight

Paradise (to be) Regained

A Plea for Captain John Brown

Prayers

  • The essay "Prayers" was included by the editors of A Yankee in Canada with Anti-Slavery and Reform Papers (Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866) in error, although it did contain the text of Thoreau's poem, "Great God, I ask thee for no meaner pelf." The essay, written by Ralph Waldo Emerson, was originally published without attribution in The Dial (July 1842). The error was corrected in Miscellanies (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1894).

Resistance to Civil Government see Civil Disobedience

The Service

Sir Walter Raleigh

Slavery in Massachusetts

The Succession of Forest Trees

Thomas Carlyle and His Works

A Walk to Wachusett

  • A Walk to Wachusett (1843: The Boston Miscellany)
  • A Walk to Wachusett (1906: The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau)

Walking

  • Walking (1862: The Atlantic Monthly)
  • Walking (1906: The Writings of Henry D. Thoreau)

Wendell Phillips Before the Concord Lyceum

Wild Apples

A Winter Walk