Framing Walden

At length, in the beginning of May, with the help of some of my acquaintances, rather to improve so good an occasion for neighborliness than from any necessity, I setup the frame of my house. No man was evermore honored in the character of his raisers than I. They are destined, I trust, to assist at the raising of loftier structures one day. (Walden, 49)

Thoreau’s acquaintances were Ralph Waldo Emerson, A. Bronson Alcott, William Ellery Channing, George William Curtis, Burrill Curtis, Edmund Hosmer, John Hosmer, Edmund Hosmer Jr., and Andrew Hosmer.
(The Days of Henry Thoreau, 181).

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