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    The sight of one of these frontier houses, built of these great logs, whose inhabitants have unflinchingly maintained their ground many summers and winters in the wilderness, reminds me of famous forts, like Ticonderoga or Crown Point, which have sustained memorable sieges.
    —Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    See, Winter comes, to rule the varied year,
    Sullen, and sad, with all his rising train;
    Vapours, and clouds, and storms. Be these my theme,
    These, that exalt the soul to solemn thought,
    And heavenly musing. Welcome, kindred glooms!
    Congenial horrors, hail!
    —James Thomson (1700–1748)