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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 Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine - Page 338
edited by - 1925
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Chambers's Edinburgh journal, conducted by W. Chambers. [Continued ..., Volume 8

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 that...
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The Christian Examiner, Volume 79

Liberalism (Religion) - 1865
...with the broad complacent meadow and the placid lapse of streams. He went into the woods, because he " wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life." Pan's mysterious piping drew him still deeper into solitude, by the paths of streams and the tracks...
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The Christian Examiner, Volume 79

Liberalism (Religion) - 1865
...with the broad complacent meadow and the placid lapse of streams. He went into the woods, because be " wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life." Pan's mysterious piping drew him still deeper into solitude, by the paths of streams and the tracks...
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The Woods and by-ways of New England

Wilson Flagg - 1872 - 442 pages
...confusion of cities, but in the solitude of the forest hoped to perpetuate them in his life. He says : " I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,...when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." In such passages as this he unfolds the secret of his heart. When he speaks of economy and some other...
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The Dublin university magazine

University magazine - 1877
...of training himself for his especial business of daily living Thoreau gives his own account : — " I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,...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 not lived. I...
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The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal, Volume 90

1877
...of training himself for his especial business of daily living Thoreau gives his own account :— " I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front 616 Thoreau : Hermit and Thinker. only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what...
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Transactions of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society, Volume 9

Wisconsin State Horticultural Society - Fruit-culture - 1879
...time making money. He says, " I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to find out the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it bad to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. T did not wish to live what...
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Transactions of the Wisconsin State Horticultural Society, Volume 9

Wisconsin State Horticultural Society - Fruit-culture - 1879
...narrow craft. He felt, with the great Agassiz, that he could not waste time making money. He says, " I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to find out the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when...
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Education, Volume 41

Education - 1921
...Massachusetts, 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...when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I wanted to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad...
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Henry D. Thoreau

Franklin Benjamin Sanborn - Authors, American - 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 had not lived."...
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