In a way, Thoreau has submitted to winter in order to enjoy the coming of spring. What details and words convey his pleasure?

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Thoreau felt he must relish the winter's discomfort to really enjoy the pleasure of spring. "One attraction," Thoreau writes, "in coming to the woods to live was that I should have the leisure and opportunity to see the spring come in." He feels the ice melting and listens for birds, and by March 13, when he has heard a bluebird, song-sparrow, and red-wing, the ice was a foot thick. The edges and middle began melting.... Check out Chapter 17 in link below,