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" Nonsense! I'll defy them to do it. They haven't got life enough in them. They'll deliquesce like fungi, and keep a hundred eulogists mopping the spot where they left off. Only half a dozen or so have died since the world began. "
A Plea for Captain John Brown
by Henry David Thoreau
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A Yankee in Canada: With Anti-slavery and Reform Papers

Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson - Civil disobedience - 1866 - 286 pages
...their dead. The best of them fairly ran down like a clock. Franklin, — Washington, — they jKere let off without dying; they were merely missing one...that they have died, for aught that I know. Nonsense ! I '11 defy them to do it. They have n't got life enough in them. They'll deliquesce like fungi, and...
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A Yankee in Canada: With Anti-slavery and Reform Papers

Henry David Thoreau - Québec (Province) - 1879 - 286 pages
...bury their dead. The best of them fairly ran down like a clock. Franklin, — Washington, — they were let off without dying ; they were merely missing...that they have died, for aught that I know. Nonsense ! I '11 defy them to do it. They have n't got life enough in them. They '11 deliquesce like fungi,...
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Miscellanies

Henry David Thoreau - 1893
...bury their dead. The best of them fairly ran down like a clock. Franklin, — Washington, — they were let off without dying; they were merely missing...that I know. Nonsense! I'll defy them to do it. They have n't got life enough in them. They '11 deliquesce like fungi, and keep a hundred eulogists mopping...
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The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, Volume 10

Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1893
...bury their dead. The best of them fairly ran down like a clock. Franklin, — Washington, — they were let off without dying; they were merely missing...that they have died, for aught that I know. Nonsense ! I 'll defy them to do it. They have n't got life enough in them. They 'll deliquesce like fungi,...
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The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, Volume 10

Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Franklin Benjamin Sanborn - 1893
...bury their dead. The best of them fairly ran down like a clock. Franklin, — Washington, — they were let off without dying; they were merely missing...that they have died, for aught that I know. Nonsense! I '11 defy them to do it. They have n't got life enough in them. They '11 deliquesce like fungi, and...
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Miscellanies

Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1898 - 429 pages
...bury their dead. The best of them fairly ran down like a clock. Franklin, — Washington, — they were let off without dying; they were merely missing...that they have died, for aught that I know. Nonsense! I 'll defy them to do it. They have n't got life enough in them. They 'll deliquesce like fungi, and...
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Cape Cod and Miscellanies

Henry David Thoreau, Bradford Torrey, Franklin Benjamin Sanborn - 1906
...bury their dead. The best of them fairly ran down like a clock. Franklin, — Washington, — they were let off without dying; they were merely missing...that they have died, for aught that I know. Nonsense! I 'll defy them to do it. They have n't got life enough in them. They 'll deliquesce like fungi, and...
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Journal, ed. by Bradford Torrey, 1837-1846, 1850-Nov. 3, 1861

Henry David Thoreau, Bradford Torrey, Franklin Benjamin Sanborn - 1906
...No temple's veil was rent, only a hole dug somewhere. The best of them fairly ran down like a clock. I hear a good many pretend that they are going to die ; or that they have died, for aught I know. Nonsense ! I '11 defy them to do it. They have n't got life enough in them. They '11 deliquesce...
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The American Spirit in Literature

Bliss Perry - 1918
...seems as if no man had ever died in America before; for in order to die you must first have lived. ... I hear a good many pretend that they are going to die. . . . Nonsense! I'll defy them to do it. They haven't got life enough in them. They'll deliquesce like...
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The Chronicles of America Series, Volume 34

Allen Johnson - United States - 1918
...seems as if no man had ever died in America before; for in order to die you must first have lived. ... I hear a good many pretend that they are going to die. . . . Nonsense! I'll defy them to do it. They haven't got life enough in them. They'll deliquesce like...
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