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" I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. "
TALES AND SKETCHES FOR THE FIRESIDE, - Seite 448
1857
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Putnam's Monthly, Band 4

1854
...threatens, without attaining these, to become no better than a modern drawing-room, with fts divans, add ottomans, and sunshades, and a hundred other oriental...myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. I would ralher ride on earth in an ox-cart with a free circulation, than go to heaven in the fancy car of an...
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Putnam's Monthly Magazine of American Literature, Science and Art, Band 4

1854
...ottomans, and sunshades, and a hundred other oriental things, •which we are taking west with ns, invented for the the ladies of harem and the effeminate...have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet coshion. I would rather ride on earth in an ox-cart with a free circulation, than go to heaven in the...
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The New England Farmer, Band 14

1862
...eulogy rather strongly 1662. NEW ENGLAND FARMER. JAW. expressed by the Walden-Pondist, when he says, "I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. I wouid rather ride on earth in an ox-cart, with a free circulation, than to go to heaven in the fancy...
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The Century, Band 54

1897
...the hearthstone. Thoreau wants the freedom of absolute detachment. « I would rather,* he says, « sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion. . . . The very simplicity and nakedness of man's life in the primitive ages imply this advantage, at...
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Transactions, Ausgaben 15-19

Literary and Historical Society of Quebec - 1881
...and constantly demanded the utmost freedom and room for the employment of the workings of his mind. " I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion," he said once, and the words tell truly the character and spirit of the man. He never trimmed his opinions...
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Walden, Band 1

Henry David Thoreau - 1882 - 357 Seiten
...and a hundred other oriental things, which we are taking west with us, invented for the ladies of the harem and the effeminate natives of the Celestial...velvet cushion. I would rather ride on earth in an ox cart, with a free circulation, than go to heaven in the fancy car of an excursion train and breathe...
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Thoreau, the Hermit of Walden: A Paper Read Before the Literary and ...

George Stewart - 1882 - 30 Seiten
...and constantly demanded the utmost freedom and room for the employment of the workings of his mind. " I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion," he said once, and the words tell truly the character and spirit of the man. He never trimmed his opinions...
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The Hawaiian Monthly

1884
...yourself; for you show me what your idea of manhood is, what kind of man you long to be.—Carlyle. I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than to be crowded on a velvet cushion.— VOLUME 1. NUMBER 8. J\T 'THE n I 1 .v\3 HAWAIIAN MONTHLY. LITERATURE,...
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The Royal Gallery of Poetry and Art: An Illustrated Book of the Favorite ...

1886 - 19 Seiten
...before the great pyramid was built was not inferior to the best of the present day. EDWARD EVEUETT. I WOULD rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than to be crowded on a velvet cushion. TWO PICTURES. . old farm-house with meadows wide And sweet with...
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Excellent Quotations for Home and School ...

Julia B. Hoitt - 1890 - 329 Seiten
...longitudes. Books that are books are all that you want, and there are but half a dozen in any thousand. I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than to be crowded on a velvet cushion. You cannot dream yourself into a character : you must hammer and...
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