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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 American Literature Since 1870

Fred Lewis Pattee - 1915 - 449 páginas
...or an ornithology ; rather would he learn of Nature the fundamentals of human living. "I went into the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to...when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. ' ' Burroughs went into the woods to know and to make others to know, Thoreau went in to think and...
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Old Concord

Allen French - 1915 - 186 páginas
...society. He knew very well the shortest route home, and often took it. " I went to the woods," he wrote, "because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." Walden, which...
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One Thousand Literary Questions and Answers

Mary Eleanor Kramer - 1917 - 285 páginas
...with Nature, and out of these experiences wrote his most popular book, " Walden," in which he says : " I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,...when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." It is said that his expenses were but nine cents a day. 876. Orleans House was the home of Alexander...
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Great Companions

Edith Wyatt - 1917 - 365 páginas
...kindred manner. Each speaks with epic swiftness of his way of life. "I went to the woods," says Thoreau, "because I wished to live deliberately, to front only...came to die, discover that I had not lived. ... I wanted ... to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be...
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Essays in Freedom and Rebellion

Henry Woodd Nevinson - 1921 - 213 páginas
...own (the only means) he would work upon the world: — I went to the woods [he writes in "Walden"] because I wished to live deliberately, to front only...when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. With this object, he sought to deliver himself from all that is unessential. "I grew in those seasons...
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The Literary Essay in English

Eleanore (Sister Mary) - 1923 - 260 páginas
...was in his heart and its call was in his ears. In Walden he gives his reasons for obeying this call: "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,...came to die, discover that I had not lived. ... I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, ... to drive life into a corner and reduce...
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The Story of Concord Told by Concord Writers

Josephine Latham Swayne - 1905 - 314 páginas
...Channing's Thoreau. the Poet-Naturalist. » FB Sanborn in Life of Henry D. Thoreau. t Thoreau in Walden. 6 " I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,...and see if I could not learn what it had to teach." — Thoreau in Walden. ble method, in order to meet my unusual expenses, I planted about two acres...
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A Little Book of Friendship

Joseph Morris, St. Clair Adams - 1925 - 150 páginas
...from Bronson Alcott and which he returned sharper than when he received it. Of his purpose he said: "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,...came to die, discover that I had not lived. ... I wanted ... to drive life into a corner and reduce it to its lowest terms." It will be seen that Thoreau...
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The Way of Composition: An Introduction to the Analytical Study of the Forms ...

University of Michigan. Dept. of Rhetoric, University of Michigan. Department of Rhetoric and Journalism - 1925 - 410 páginas
...maintaining himself against any man and all men. "I wished to live deliberately" he writes of himself, "to front only the essential facts of life, and see...when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." In American literature he is a major figure because he has described perfectly the revolt of a sensitive...
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The American Spirit in Letters, Volumen11

Stanley Thomas Williams - 1926 - 329 páginas
...human beings make patchwork of it. "I went to the woods," he says, in a passage of typical candor, "because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life ... I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; ... I wanted to live deep and suck...
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