tired of farming
...Thoreau's Journal: 29-Sep-1851

Found Hosmer carting out manure from under his barn to make room for the winter. He said he was tired of farming, he was too old. Quoted Webster as saying that he had never eaten the bread of idleness for a single day, and thought that the Lord Brougham might have said as much with truth while he was in the opposition, but he did not know that he could say as much of himself. However, he did not wish to be idle, he merely wished to rest.

1 comment:

michael jameson said...

weary and tired we all get to the stage, less work and more rest! we cant all do it for different reasons!, but at rest we learn more! or can learn more! and what is rest anyway? i can think till im tired same with reading etc, sleep ? .