...Thoreau's Journal: 20-July-1851

A thunder shower in the night. Thunder near at hand, though louder, is a more trivial and earthly sound than at a distance; likened to sounds of men.

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michael jameson said...

now knowing what thunder is !,we have taken it away from the gods! from hercules in his chariot to the christian god playing some bowling! we understand ions and pressure!,dogs will still hide under the bed not understanding it! as we once did,now for some it can energize them ? or entertain them! and it broke the sonic boom long before we did!. michael jameson oldantiqueguy@hotmail.com