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" I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion. "
The Woods and By-ways of New England - Seite 393
von Wilson Flagg - 1872 - 442 Seiten
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Thoreau, the Hermit of Walden: A Paper Read Before the Literary and ...

George Stewart - 1882 - 30 Seiten
...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
...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
...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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The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, Band 2

Henry David Thoreau - 1893
...effeminate natives of the Celestial Empire, which Jonathan should be ashamed~to-kn6w the names of. I would rather sit on a pumpkin and / have it all to myself...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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The Book Buyer, Band 14

1897
...an inward chuckle, of his success in outwitting civilization. " I would rather," he says, ""sit ou a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion." Here he had his pumpkin and fairly hugged it. The cairn of stones that now marks the supposed site...
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Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

Henry David Thoreau - 1899 - 350 Seiten
...effeminate natives of the Celestial Empire, which Jonathan should be ashamed to know the names of. I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself,...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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Proceedings of the Senate and Assembly of the State of New York on the Life ...

New York (State). Legislature - 1900 - 43 Seiten
...accomplished. He fought in the open, single-handed and alone. When Thoreau expressed the sentiment " I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than to be crowded on a velvet cushion. If you have any enterprise before you, try it in your old clothes."...
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Walden

Henry David Thoreau - 1904 - 256 Seiten
...be ashamed to know the names of. I would rather sitojLa^pumpkin and have it all to myself, than to be crowded on a velvet cushion. I would rather ride...excursion train and breathe a malaria all the way. The very simplicity and nakedness of man's life in the primitive ages imply this advantage at least,...
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The Value of Simplicity

Mary Minerva Barrows - 1905 - 172 Seiten
...purity, but the mind both of little children and of the adoring seraphim! John Henry Newman. I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself,...excursion train and breathe a malaria all the way. HD Thoreau. He that loves a rosy cheek Or a coral lip admires, Or from star-like eyes doth seek Fuel...
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