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" I left the woods for as good a reason as I went there. Perhaps it seemed to me that I had several more lives to live, and could not spare any more time for that one. "
The Literary World - Page 199
1882
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Henry D. Thoreau

Franklin Benjamin Sanborn - 1882 - 324 pages
...hut. Emerson says, " as soon as he had exhausted the advantages of that solitude, he abandoned it." He had edited his first book there ; had satisfied himself...Scotch gardener, Hugh Whelan by name, who removed it % \ X X 214 HENRY D. THOREAU, some rods away, to the midst of Thoreau's bean-field, and made it his...
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Henry D. Thoreau

Franklin Benjamin Sanborn - 1882 - 324 pages
...(it to bo an author, and had passed his first examinations; then he graduated from that gymiiasiiim as another young student might from the medical college...polytechnic school. " I left the woods for as good ¡i reason as I went there." I lis abandoned hut was then taken by a Scutch gardener. Hugh Whelan by...
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The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, Volume 2

Henry David Thoreau - 1893
...which will never be one of opposition to a just government, if he should chance to meet with such. I left the woods for as good a reason as I went there. Perhaps it seemed to me that I had several more lives to live, and could not spare any more time for...
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Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

Henry David Thoreau - 1893 - 522 pages
...which will never be one of opposition to a just government, if he should chance to meet with such. I left the woods for as good a reason as I went there. Perhaps it seemed to me that I had several more lives to live, and could not spare any more time for...
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Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge, Volume 10

1896
...per year and have twothirds of his time to himself. He spent nearly two years at Waiden. He »ays : ' I left the woods for as good a reason as I went there.' Out of his experience has come his most popular book, Waiden, or Life in the Woods ( 1854), one of...
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An Introduction to the Study of American Literature

Brander Matthews - 1896 - 256 pages
...back to civilization — never having been out of touch with it for more than a few days at a time. " I left the woods for as good a reason as I went there," he declared. In other words, he had done what he went there to do and he had learnt all that the life...
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Walden, Volume 2

Henry David Thoreau - 1897
...which will never be one of opposition to a just government, if he should chance to meet with such. I left the woods for as good a reason as I went there. Perhaps it seemed to me that I had several more lives to live, and could not spare any more time for...
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Thoreau: His Home, Friends and Books

Annie Russell Marble - 1902 - 343 pages
...The life had been opened, the time of refreshment and preparation must end, and so he explains, — " I left the woods for as good a reason as I went there. Perhaps, it seemed to me that I had several lives to live, and could not spare any more time for that...
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A First View of English Literature

William Vaughn Moody, Robert Morss Lovett - 1905 - 386 pages
...way. It is this advice which saves Thoreau from a seeming inconsistency when in conclusion he says: "I left the woods for as good a reason as I went there. Perhaps it seemed to me that I had several more lives to live, and could not spare any more time for...
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The Story of Concord Told by Concord Writers

Josephine Latham Swayne - 1906 - 314 pages
...it. We need the tonic of wildness." In answer to the question, why he left Walden, Thoreau replied: "I left the woods for as good a reason as I went there. Perhaps it seemed to me that I had several more lives to live, and could not spare any more time for...
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