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Ilovethe wildnotlessthanthegood189higherlaws inwalden

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Unformatted text preview: esented…I found in myself, and still find, an instinct toward a higher, or, as it is named, spiritual life, as do most men, and another toward a primitive rank and savage one, and I reverence them both. I love the wild not less than the good.” (189) “Higher Laws,” in Walden II. Temperance and Self­Culture II. Temperance and Self­Culture Temperance Societies: Societies encouraging temperance or restraint in all habits, particularly the consumption of liquor Teetolism: abstinence from all forms of liquor Second Great Awakening: major evangelical religious revival that swept the Northeast from roughly 1800 through the 1830s Perfectionism: popular theory growing out of Second Great Awakening that humans could speed the coming of the millennium by tirelessly improving themselves “The greatest gains and values...
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