Thoreau's Journal: 02-Nov-1857

How contagious are boys’ games! A short time ago they were spinning tops, as I saw and heard, all the country over. Now every boy has a stick curved at the end, a hawkie (?), in his hand, whether in yards, or in distant lanes I meet them.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So do you think if Henry lived in our era he would have gotten so caught up in playing his DS that he would not have had time to write?

There is something to be said for simplicity.

More of his political quotes need to be published here.