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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:21 pm 
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The last sentence in this quote puzzles me: To what is Thoreau referring when he says "this incessant business"?


Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business. --
Henry David Thoreau


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He was probably referring to work and business.
http://www.thoreau-online.org/life-with ... ciple.html


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