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EnglishHenry David Thoreau The Great Conservationist Visionary and Humanist He spent his life in voluntary poverty enthralled by the studyof nature Two years in the prime of his life were spent living in ashack in the woods near a pond Who would choose a life like thisHenry David Thoreau did and he enjoyed it Who was Henry David Thoreauwhat did he do and what did others think of his work Henry David Thoreau was born in Concord Massachusetts on July12 1817 Thoreau 96 on his grandmothers farm Thoreau who was ofFrench-Huguenot and Scottish-Quaker ancestry was baptized as David HenryThoreau but at the age of twenty he legally changed his name to HenryDavid Thoreau was raised with his older sister Helen older brotherJohn and younger sister Sophia Derleth 1 in genteel poverty The 1995Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia 1 It quickly became evident thatThoreau was interested in literature and writing At a young age he beganto show interest writing and he wrote his first essay The Seasons atthe tender age of ten while attending Concord Academy Derleth 4 In 1833 at the age of sixteen Henry David was accepted toHarvard University but his parents could not afford the cost of tuitionso his sister Helen who had begun to teach and his aunts offered tohelp With the assistance of his family and the beneficiary funds ofHarvard he went to Cambridge in August 1833 and entered Harvard onSeptember first He Thoreau stood close to the top of his class buthe went his own way too much to reach the top 5 In December 1835 Thoreau decided to leave Harvard and attempt toearn a living by teaching but that only lasted about a month and a half8 He returned to college in the fall of 1836 and graduated on August16 1837 12 Thoreaus years at Harvard University gave him one greatgift an introduction to the world
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