[thuh-roh, thawr-oh, thohr-oh]
- Henry David,1817–62, U.S. naturalist and author.
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It means Paine, Thoreau, Emerson, Chesterton, Mencken, Orwell.The Incredibly Stupid War on the Common Core
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And of course, Thoreau wrote “Civil Disobedience” because of his disgust with the scourge of slavery in the United States.The Meaning of Mandela
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Mr. Thoreau wanted to drive life into a corner, to live deep and suck out all the marrow.David McCullough at Wellesley Commencement: ‘You Are Not Special’ (Video)
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But Mr. Thoreau was equipped with a most adapted and serviceable body.
Here is Thoreau's attitude toward the problems of the inner life.The American Mind
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He probably hated as much as Thoreau, and in his steely way admired as much.
It is the quality of Thoreau, but without the genius of Thoreau for the poetry of things.
- Henry David. 1817–62, US writer, noted esp for Walden, or Life in the Woods (1854), an account of his experiment in living in solitude. A powerful social critic, his essay Civil Disobedience (1849) influenced such dissenters as Gandhi
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