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Continuation on Walden: "With consummate skills he has set his trap with a hair spring to catch comfort and independence, and then, as he turned away, got his own leg into it. This is the reason he is poor; and for a similar reason we are all poor in respect to a thousand savage comforts, though surrounded by luxuries." - Henry David Thoreau, Walden. 8/28/2013 8:10 AM. A Wednesday morning. "The false society of men--for earthly greatness All heavenly comforts rarefies to air." - Henry David Thoreau, Walden. 8/28/13 8:12 AM. "And when the farmer has got his house, he may not be the richer but the poorer for it, and it be the house that has got him." - Henry David Thoreau, Walden. 8/28/13 8:15 AM. "As I understand it, there was a valid objection urged by Momus against the house which Minerva made, that she "had not made it movable, by which means a bad neighborhood might be avoided"; and it may still be urged, for our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed in them; and the bad neighborhood to be avoided is our own scurvy selves." - Henry David Thoreau, Walden. 8/28/13 8:19 AM. "I know one or two families, at least, in this town, who, for nearly a generation, have been wishing to sell their houses in the outskirts and move into the village, but have not been able to accomplish it, and only death will set them free." - Henry David Thoreau, Walden. 8/28/13 8:121 AM. "Men say they know many things; But lo! they have taken wings- The arts and sciences, And a thousand appliances; The wind that blows Is all anybody knows." - - Henry David Thoreau, Walden. 8/31/13 12:27 PM. A Friday afternoon.

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