Thursday, February 17, 2005

From behind 1.09

Why then should he ever leave Concord? The story has it that after he graduated from Harvard his mother suggested it might be time to make his way in the outside world. Henry became tearful and had to be reassured by his sisters that he didn't have to go. So, having everything he needed to hand, or within sauntering distance, he never really did go. Most famously and succinctly, he put it thus: "I have travelled a good deal in Concord."
TLS, Jan 7 2005, 13


At 12:29 pm, Blogger Geist said...

Thoreau's views on sauntering on PurseLipSquareJaw:


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