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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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The New Spirit

Havelock Ellis - 1890 - 250 Seiten
...day is a festival," said Diogenes, andMetrocles rejoiced that he was happier than the Persian king. " I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself," said Thoreau, " than be crowded on a velvet cushion." " Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like...
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The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, Band 2

Henry David Thoreau - 1893
...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 Empire, which Jonathan should be ashamed~to-kn6w the names of. I would rather sit on a pumpkin and / have it all to myself than be crowded...
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The Book Buyer: A Review and Record of Current Literature, 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
...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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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
...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...should 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...
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The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, Band 2

Henry David Thoreau - 1906
...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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Walden

Henry David Thoreau - 1906
...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...Empire, which Jonathan should be ashamed to know the ^ L names of. I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it _ ~i all to myself than be crowded on a velvet...
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Granite State Magazine, Band 4

George Waldo Browne - 1907
...each? He was not inclined to associate in mixed company to any extent, remarking at one time, "I had rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than to be crowded on a velvet chair." Yet he was a brilliant conversationalist when the company was congenial...
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Golden Gleams of Thought from the Words of Leading Orators, Divines ...

Rev. S. Pollock Linn - 1881 - 446 Seiten
...garden; those who live on an oak seldom meet those who pass their short lives on an ash. Voltaire. I WOULD rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than to be crowded on a velvet cushion. WK are poor, silly animals; we live for an instant upon a particle...
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