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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. "
The Christian Examiner - Page 115
edited by - 1865
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Chambers's Edinburgh journal, conducted by W. Chambers. [Continued as ...

Chambers's journal - 1858
...light, barked a vulpine curse at me, and then retreated.' Mr Thoreau went to the woods, because he wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see whether he could learn what it had to teach ; so that when he came to die, he might not discover...
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The Woods and by-ways of New England

Wilson Flagg - Trees - 1872 - 442 pages
...solitude of the forest hoped to perpetuate them in his life. He says : " 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...
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The Dublin university magazine

University magazine - 1877
...especial business of daily living Thoreau gives his own account : — " I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I emitl not learn what it bad to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had...
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Education, Volume 41

Education - 1921
...and retired to the woods to lead the life of a recluse. "I went to the woods," he writes, "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...
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Henry D. Thoreau

Franklin Benjamin Sanborn - 1882 - 324 pages
...after giving up his hermitage. He, in fact, as he says himself, — " Went to the woods because he wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if he could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when he came to die, discover that he...
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The Library Magazine, Volume 2

1887
...higher aims ! than the anchorites of old. He went to the ' woods, as he himself has told rs, because he wished "to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life." So far he was like the hermit of the East. But it was only а two-year»' sojourn, not a life- visit...
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Old Concord, her highways and byways

Margaret Sidney - History - 1888 - 106 pages
...from the haunts of men, to a life in the woods? His own words tell us: " 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...
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Literary Sketches

Henry Stephens Salt - American literature - 1888 - 235 pages
...higher aims than the anchorites of old. He went 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 lifevisit,...
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The Arena, Volume 30

United States - 1903
...which he records his experiences as hermit at Walden Pond, he writes : "I went into 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 — I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow...
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The New Spirit

Havelock Ellis - Authors - 1890 - 250 pages
...different temperament, resolved to go out into the world, to absorb Nature and the health of Nature : " 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 n\ .1 I came to die, discover that I had not...
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