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Now comes good sailing

Henry David Thoreau

On May 6, 1862, American author, philosopher and abolitionist Henry David Thoreau died, after many years of tuberculosis.

Aware he was dying, Thoreau’s last words were “Now comes good sailing,” followed by two lone words, “moose” and “Indian.” Bronson Alcott planned the service and read selections from Thoreau’s works, and Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote the eulogy spoken at his funeral.

His remains, as well as those of members of his immediate family, were eventually moved to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord, Massachusetts.

His most famous works are Walden and An Essay on Civil Disobedience.

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