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" I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived... "
New World Metaphysics: Readings on the Religious Meaning of the American ... - Página 228
editado por - 1981 - 482 páginas
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A History of Literature in America

Barrett Wendell, Chester Noyes Greenough - 1904 - 443 páginas
....chiefly important because it tried to prove something. "I went to the woods," he says, " because 1 wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential...when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." Nowadays, however, we care much less for what Walden tries to prove than for what its author heard...
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Walden

Henry David Thoreau - 1904 - 256 páginas
...inform us how this might be done. II wqnt. tn t.hc; yo,prlg Viaraiiap T wiahpfl to live deliberately,-to front only the essential facts of life, and see if...and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not livedA I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear ; nor did I wish to practise resignation,...
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A Manual of American Literature

James Brady Smiley - 1905 - 336 páginas
...about two miles from Concord, and lived there alone for nearly two years. Thoreau himself says : — "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,...when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." He wished to be where he could meditate and live a simple life. The hut was ten by fifteen and cost...
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Walden

Henry David Thoreau - 1906
...learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite ex' pectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us in our soundest...deliberately, to front only the essential facts of file, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that...
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The American Botanist: A Monthly Journal for the Plant Lover, Volúmenes13-16

Willard Nelson Clute - 1907
...hickories were springing up" As to his reasons for taking up his residence here he says in another place, "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front onl) the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it has to teach and not, when I...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volumen45;Volumen108

1887
...higher aims than the anchorites of old. He we.nl to the woods, as he himself has told us, because he wished " to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life." So far he was like the hermits of the East. But it was only a two-years' sojourn, not a life-visit...
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Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

Henry David Thoreau - 1906 - 119 páginas
...paltry information as we get, the oracles would distinctly inform us how this might be done. ..._!_ went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,...of life, and see if. I could not learn what it had tojeach, and not, when Ijgame tQ...die, discoyej1 that I had jiot lived. I did not wish to live what...
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A Cosmic View of Religion

William Riley Halstead - 1913 - 337 páginas
...of nature's doings. Thoreau tells us why he went to the woods to live: "I went to the woods to live because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, to see if I could learn what it had to teach, and not, when I come to die, discover that I had not...
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College Life, Its Conditions and Problems: A Selection of Essays for Use in ...

Maurice Garland Fulton - 1914 - 524 páginas
...depending for sustenance and enjoyment almost entirely upon his own resources. As he himself says, "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,...and see if I could not learn what it had to teach." He was not a misanthropist as some have thought. He simply preferred solitary communion with nature...
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American Literature

Roy Bennett Pace - 1915 - 281 páginas
...part of it arose out of his closeness to nature. In the second chapter, Wliat I Lived For, he says : " I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,...when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." One thing he believed he had already learned — that the institution of human slavery was morally...
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