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<Text id=ThoCape> <Author>Thoreau, Henry David</Author> <Title>Cape Cod</Title> <Edition>[Prose Works. Selections.] Library of America. New York: Literary Classics of the U.S., 1985</Edition> <Date>1855-1857</Date> <body> <loc><locdoc>ThoCape851</locdoc><milestone n=851> <div0 type=chapter n=1> <l><i>Principium</i> erit mirari omnia, etiam tritissima, </l> <l><i>Medium</i> est calamo committere visa et utilia, </l> <l><i>Finis</i> erit naturam adcuratius adlineare, </l> <l>quam alius [si possumus]. </l> <p> <i>Linnaeus de Peregrinatione.</i> <p> I <i>The Shipwreck</i> <p>Wishing to get a better view than I had yet had of the ocean, which, we are told, covers more than two thirds of the globe, but of which a man who lives a few miles inland may never see any trace, more than of another world, I made a visit to Cape Cod in October, 1849, another the succeeding June, and another to Truro in July, 1855; the first and last time with a singl . . .