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What evidence does Thoreau provide to support his claim that, "In a pleasant spring morning all men's sins are forgiven?"
"What at such time are histories, chronologies, traditions, and all written revelations? The brooks sing carols and glees to the spring."
"What is a man but a mass of thawing clay?"
"Through our own recovered innocence we discern the innocence of our neighbors."
"So our human life but dies down to its root, and still puts forth its green blade to eternity."
"As every season seems best to us in its turn, so the coming in of spring is like the creation of Cosmos out of Chaos and the realization of the Golden Age."