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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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Current Literature, Band 22

1897
...from 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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Woodland idyls

Willis Stanley Blatchley - 1912 - 242 Seiten
...have little and be independent than to have much and serve a master for a lifetime. Like Thoreau ' ' I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than to be crowded on a velvet cushion." It is this insane desire to own things like those of our neighbors,...
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The Sewanee Review, Band 29

1921
...sincerity, its unflinching truth. It is faithfully idiosyncratic, the mirror of his sincerity of character. "I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion" — who but Thoreau could have written that? Speaking of the art of writing, Thoreau leans upon that...
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Population Crisis: Hearings, Eighty-ninth Congress, First Session, Teil 1

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations. Subcommittee on Foreign Aid Expenditures - 1966
...frustrating proximity with crowds of other people? More than a century ago, Henry David Thoreau declared, "I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion." His solitary "pumpkin-sitting" at Walden Pond — then serene, natural, and relatively untouched by...
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The Natural Man: Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau - 1978 - 137 Seiten
...three 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
...happens 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
...things, which we are taking west with us, invented for the ladies of the harem and the ef3, 4 feminate natives of the Celestial Empire, which Jonathan should...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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Words from the Land: Encounters with Natural History Writing

Stephen Trimble - 1995 - 391 Seiten
...that I behaved so well?" "No man is so poor that he need sit on a pumpkin; that is shiftlessness." "I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion." "A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone." "We live meanly,...
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Thoreau: Political Writings

Henry David Thoreau - 1996 - 175 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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