The KISS Printable Books Back to Level Three Instructional Materials

Parallel Subordinate Clause Fragments - A Study in Style

No. 1. 
From Classic Americans: A Study of Eminent American Writers from Irving to Whitman, by Henry Seidel Canby, N.Y.: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1931. 193-194.

Directions: Most of the punctuation and capitalization in the following text was lost. Please fix it (right on this page).

     there are two Thoreaus the Thoreau of want and the Thoreau of ought what

he consistently wanted was to follow his own bent and belief and live in terms of

closest intimacy with wild nature not because nature contained implications of the

deity and ultimate truth although this he believed not because he was a

Transcendentalist although he observed transcendentally but because to live in

such intimacy was what he instinctively loved "there is in my nature methinks

a singular yearning toward all wildness" and still more because, in the

Emersonian sense he felt himself in tune with the universe when he was in the

fields and the woods