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" They go and come with such regularity and precision, and their whistle can be heard so far, that the farmers set their clocks by them, and thus one well-conducted institution regulates a whole country. "
Prophets of Regulation - Page 5
by Thomas K. McCraw - 2009 - 416 pages
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American Prose: Hawthorne, Irving, Longfellow, Whittier, Holmes, Howell ...

American prose literature - 1880 - 424 pages
...scaring the owl and fox. The startings and arrivals of the cars are now the epochs in the village day. They go and come with such regularity and precision, and their whistle can be heard so far, that the farmera set their clocks by them, and thus one wellconducted institution regulates a whole country....
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Walden, Volume 1

Henry David Thoreau - Civil disobedience - 1882 - 357 pages
...scaring the owl and fox. The startings and arrivals of the cars are now the epochs in the village day. They go and come with such regularity and precision,...a whole country. Have not men improved somewhat in I punctuality since the railroad was invented? 1 Do they not talk and think faster in the (depot than...
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American Prose: Hawthorne, Irving and Others

1891 - 414 pages
...scaring the owl and fox. The startings and arrivals of the cars are now the epochs in the village day. They go and come with such regularity and precision,...the farmers set their clocks by them, and thus one well-conducted institution regulates a whole country. Have not men improved somewhat in punctuality...
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Walden

Henry David Thoreau - 1904 - 256 pages
...scaring the owl and fox. The startings and arrivals of the cars are now the epochs in the village day. They go and come with such regularity and precision,...the farmers set their clocks by them, and thus one well-conducted institution regulates a whole country. Have not men improved somewhat in punctuality...
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The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, Volume 2

Henry David Thoreau, Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, Bradford Torrey - 1906
...scaring the owl and fox. The startings and arrivals of the cars are now the epochs in the village day. They go and come with such regularity and precision,...the farmers set their clocks by them, and thus one well-conducted institution regulates a whole country. Have not men improved somewhat in punctuality...
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Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

Henry David Thoreau - Authors, American - 1910 - 449 pages
...scaring the owl and fox. The startings and arrivals of the cars are now the epochs in the village day. They go and come with such regularity and precision,...the farmers set their clocks by them, and thus one well-conducted institution regulates a whole country. Have not men improved somewhat in punctuality...
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The Medico-legal Journal, Volume 12

Alfred Waldemar Herzog - Medical jurisprudence - 1894
...railroad, has been improved by it, if ouly in a general way, as expressed by HD Thoreau, who said, viz.: " Have not men improved somewhat in punctuality since the railroad was invented ? Do they not think faster in the depot than they did in the stage office ? " And this sentiment applied to the general...
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Walden: An Annotated Edition

Henry David Thoreau - Literary Collections - 1995 - 338 pages
...scaring the owl and fox. The startings and arrivals of the cars are now the epochs in the village day. They go and come with such regularity and precision,...the farmers set their clocks by them, and thus one well-conducted institution regulates a whole country. Have not men improved somewhat in punctuality...
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Writing Revolution: Aesthetics and Politics in Hawthorne, Whitman, and Thoreau

Peter J. Bellis - Literary Criticism - 2010 - 232 pages
In recent years, formalist and deconstructive approaches to literary studies have been under attack, charged by critics with isolating texts as distinctive aesthetic or ...
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