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  • Comment on Economy 71-81 by Callie Guo
    Posted in: Emma Willard Nature Writing and Beyond Here it is interesting to see how Thoreau did not entirely free himself from societal realities. It's just surprising for me to see how many financial details he included here when this journal is supposed to be nature writing. This as well showed the reality of how […]
  • Comment on Economy 59-70 by Callie Guo
    Posted in: Emma Willard Nature Writing and Beyond [It is difficult to begin without borrowing, but perhaps it is the most generous course thus to permit your fellow-men to have an interest in your enterprise. The owner of the axe, as he released his hold on it, said that it was the apple of his […]
  • Comment on Economy 71-81 by Bella B
    Posted in: Emma Willard Nature Writing and Beyond [I was was obliged to hire a team and a man for the ploughing, though I held the plough myself] Did Thoreau have the money to hire a team/man? Was he wealthy enough to afford that? Was the money we made from the farm the only income […]
  • Comment on Economy 59-70 by Bella B
    Posted in: Emma Willard Nature Writing and Beyond [We belong to the community. It is not the tailor alone who is the ninth part of a man; it is as much the preacher, and the merchant, and the farmer. Where is this division of labor to end? and what object does it finally serve? No […]
  • Comment on Economy 71-81 by Alice Dai
    Posted in: Emma Willard Nature Writing and Beyond [ Leave a comment on paragraph 73 12 As with our colleges, so with a hundred “modern improvements”; there is an illusion about them; there is not always a positive advance. The devil goes on exacting compound interest to the last for his early share and numerous […]

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