Quote by Henry David Thoreau, Journal, Oc

Was there ever such an autumn? And yet there was never such a panic and hard times in the commercial world. The merchants and banks are suspending and failing all the country over, but not the sandbanks, solid and warm, and streaked with bloody blackberry vines.You may run upon them as much as you please--even as the crickets do, and find their account in it. They are the stockholders in these banks, and I hear them creaking their content.


Was there ever such an autumn? And yet there was never such

Summary

This quote reflects on the contrasting scenes of autumn and the economic hardships of the commercial world. Despite the prevalent panic and financial failures experienced by merchants and banks, the sandbanks remain unaffected and resilient. Symbolizing stability and security, they are paralleled to stockholders finding contentment amidst the chaos. This juxtaposition highlights the fleeting nature of economic prosperity and draws attention to the enduring comfort found in simpler, natural elements like the sandbanks and their inhabitants, the crickets.

By Henry David Thoreau, Journal, Oc
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