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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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Webster's Guide to American History: A Chronological, Geographical, and ...

Charles Van Doren, Charles Lincoln Van Doren, Robert McHenry - 1971 - 1428 Seiten
...an appointment with a beech tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines. I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than to be crowded on a velvet cushion. I have lived some thirty years on this planet, and I have yet to...
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The Natural Man: Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau - 1978 - 137 Seiten
...chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society. Walden, "Visitors" I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion. Walden, "Economy" I had three pieces of limestone on my desk, but I was terrified to find that they...
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Phillips' Book of Great Thoughts, Funny Sayings: A Stupendous Collection of ...

Bob Phillips - 1993 - 343 Seiten
...to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over. Aneurin Bevan INDEPENDENCE I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be on a crowded velvet cushion. Henry David Thoreau INDIFFERENCE Once conform, once do what others do...
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Notebooks: Selections from the A.M. Klein Papers

Abraham Moses Klein - 1994 - 260 Seiten
...esoteric literature. What does it show about his own estimate of himself. Of poetry born of books. I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than to be crowded on a velvet cushion. Thoreau. Qualifications i) solitariness 2) prophetic insight 3)...
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Walden: An Annotated Edition

Henry David Thoreau - 1995 - 338 Seiten
...feminate 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 5 fancy car of an excursion train and breathe...
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Thoreau: Political Writings

Henry David Thoreau - 1996 - 175 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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Simplify, Simplify and Other Quotations from Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau, Kevin P. Van Anglen - 1996 - 196 Seiten
...The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 461, Houghton Mifflin (1906). See also LABOR 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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Loose Ends: Closure and Crisis in the American Social Text

Russell J. Reising, Russell Reising - 1996 - 374 Seiten
...of the Fitchburg Railroad in "Sounds," his comment that he "would rather ride on earth in an ox cart with a free circulation, than go to heaven in the...excursion train and breathe a malaria all the way" (8°), and his summarily acerbic aphorism "We do not ride on the railroad; it rides upon us" (136)....
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Mountain Water: The Way of the High-Country Angler

Craig Martin - 2000 - 174 Seiten
...crowds. I've been an admirer of Henry David Thoreau ever since I read his words in Walden: "I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion." It's my nature to want a solitary stream experience, and I think the vast majority of other anglers...
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The Real Freshman Handbook: A Totally Honest Guide to Life on Campus

Jennifer Hanson - 2002 - 241 Seiten
...The lesson's clear: Food wasn't meant for teeth alone. Here, a guide to its alternate uses: "I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion." Make good on Thoreau's assertion and avoid filling the coffers of Barcalounger, Inc. For a cozier fit...
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