She lighted a lamp to show me the inside of the roof and the walls, and also that the board floor extended under the bed, warning me not to step into the cellar, a sort of dust hole two feet deep. Every day our garments become more assimilated to ourselves, receiving the impress of the wearer's character, until we hesitate to lay them aside without such delay and medical appliances and some such solemnity even as our bodies. How, then, could I have a furnished house? James Collins' shanty was considered an uncommonly fine one. Perhaps it will be found that just in proportion as some have been placed in outward circumstances above the savage, others have been degraded below him. I saw that I could easily raise my bushel or two of rye and Indian corn, for the former will grow on the poorest land, and the latter does not require the best, and grind them in a hand-mill, and so do without rice and pork; and if I must have some concentrated sweet, I found by experiment that I could make a very good molasses either of pumpkins or beets, and I knew that I needed only to set out a few maples to obtain it more easily still, and while these were growing I could use various substitutes beside those which I have named.
Alpinia Galanga. Even the little variety which I used was a yielding to the demands of appetite, and not of health. What is his destiny to him compared with the shipping interests? It appeared to me that for a like reason men remain in their present low and primitive condition; but if they should feel the influence of the spring of springs arousing them, they would of necessity rise to a higher and more ethereal life. If it is asserted that civilization is a real advance in the condition of man--and I think that it is, though only the wise improve their advantages--it must be shown that it has produced better dwellings without making them more costly; and the cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run. A cement mill is the equipment used to grind the hard, nodular clinker from the cement kiln into the fine grey powder that is cement.
On applying to the assessors, I am surprised to learn that they cannot at once name a dozen in the town who own their farms free and clear. In the large towns and cities, where civilization especially prevails, the number of those who own a shelter is a very small fraction of the whole. Ubi bene subegeris, defingito, coquitoque sub testu. Not long since I was present at the auction of a deacon's effects, for his life had not been ineffectual "The evil that men do lives after them. The ice in the pond was not yet dissolved, though there were some open spaces, and it was all dark-colored and saturated with water. No way of thinking or doing, however ancient, can be trusted without proof.
It is true, I never assisted the sun materially in his rising, but, doubt not, it was of the last importance only to be present at it. One farmer said that it was "good for nothing but to raise cheeping squirrels on. It would signify somewhat, if, in any earnest sense, he slanted them and daubed it; but the spirit having departed out of the tenant, it is of a piece with constructing his own coffin--the architecture of the grave--and "carpenter" is but another name for "coffin-maker. Let Harlequin be taken with a fit of the colic and his trappings will have to serve that mood too. Mother-in-Law Tongue. The owner of the axe, as he released his hold on it, said that it was the apple of his eye; but I returned it sharper than I received it.
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The youth may build or plant or sail, only let him not be hindered from doing that which he tells me he would like to do. The childish and savage taste of men and women for new patterns keeps how many shaking and squinting through kaleidoscopes that they may discover the particular figure which this generation requires today. Fishtail Palm Picture the tail of a goldfish and you can understand how Fishtail Palm Caryota got its common name. Old people did not know enough once, perchance, to fetch fresh fuel to keep the fire a-going; new people put a little dry wood under a pot, and are whirled round the globe with the speed of birds, in a way to kill old people, as the phrase is. I began to occupy my house on the 4th of July, as soon as it was boarded and roofed, for the boards were carefully feather-edged and lapped, so that it was perfectly impervious to rain, but before boarding I laid the foundation of a chimney at one end, bringing two cartloads of stones up the hill from the pond in my arms.
Kalanchoes usually bloom in winter and early spring. The next year I did better still, for I spaded up all the land which I required, about a third of an acre, and I learned from the experience of both years, not being in the least awed by many celebrated works on husbandry, Arthur Young among the rest, that if one would live simply and eat only the crop which he raised, and raise no more than he ate, and not exchange it for an insufficient quantity of more luxurious and expensive things, he would need to cultivate only a few rods of ground, and that it would be cheaper to spade up that than to use oxen to plow it, and to select a fresh spot from time to time than to manure the old, and he could do all his necessary farm work as it were with his left hand at odd hours in the summer; and thus he would not be tied to an ox, or horse, or cow, or pig, as at present. One day, when my axe had come off and I had cut a green hickory for a wedge, driving it with a stone, and had placed the whole to soak in a pond-hole in order to swell the wood, I saw a striped snake run into the water, and he lay on the bottom, apparently without inconvenience, as long as I stayed there, or more than a quarter of an hour; perhaps because he had not yet fairly come out of the torpid state. Farinam in mortarium indito, aquae paulatim addito, subigitoque pulchre. If I wished a boy to know something about the arts and sciences, for instance, I would not pursue the common course, which is merely to send him into the neighborhood of some professor, where anything is professed and practised but the art of life;--to survey the world through a telescope or a microscope, and never with his natural eye; to study chemistry, and not learn how his bread is made, or mechanics, and not learn how it is earned; to discover new satellites to Neptune, and not detect the motes in his eyes, or to what vagabond he is a satellite himself; or to be devoured by the monsters that swarm all around him, while contemplating the monsters in a drop of vinegar. The very simplicity and nakedness of man's life in the primitive ages imply this advantage, at least, that they left him still but a sojourner in nature. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.
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