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By Henry David Thoreau, H. Daniel Peck

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ISBN-13: 9781440665196

Thoreau's account of his 1839 boat journey is a finely crafted tapestry of shuttle writing, essays, and lyrical poetry. Thoreau interweaves descriptions of ordinary phenomena, the agricultural panorama, and native characters with digressions on literature and philosophy, the local American and Puritian histories of latest England, the Bhagavad Gita, the imperfections of Christianity, and plenty of different subjects.

even though it stocks some of the issues in Thoreau's vintage WALDEN, every week bargains an alternate standpoint on his analaysis of the connection among nature and tradition.

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THE TRIAL OF JOAN OF ARC It was Lent and Beaupere tried but failed to catch her neglecting her religious duties. " She said that she had knelt to it in her bed where she was chained. " She denied Beaupere's implication that her Voice was fickle, variable, and contradictory. " Beaupere asked her innumerable questions about the Voice, some of which she would not answer. " Beaupere saw an opening there but was too cunning to rush at it. " There were two or three "honorable brave men in that pack of judges," and one of them, Jean Lefevre, sprang up and cried out, "It is a terrible question!

She repeatedly reminded the court that all these questions had already been answered by her before the court at Poi tiers and urged them to send for the record and report of that court. They refused to do so, however, because they knew that the court at Poitiers - which was a higher court than this one at Rouen - had decided that 'Joan's mission was from God" and had declared that it was proper for her to wear man's attire. " Beaupere plied her with questions, employing all of his art and skill in an effort to lead her to contradict herself or the Scriptures or to convict herself of sorcery or of some other evil, but his failure was complete.

Her friends were far away, under the French flag, and would have been hanged if they had come to Rouen to appear before this English court. She was not allowed to call a single witness, and a verdict of death was resolved upon before the trial began. Cauchon and every other member of the court knew that they were there for one purpose only: to condemn Joan to death as a heretic, an idolater, and a sorceress - not to search for truth, not to dispense justice. And yet not even they, or only a few of them, realized at first, if ever, Cauchon's complete moral and spiritual degradation.

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