Nathaniel Hawthorne Quote

What, in the name of common-sense, had I to do with any better society than I had always lived in? It had satisfied me well enough. My pleasant bachelor-parlor, sunny and shadowy, curtained and carpeted, with the bedchamber adjoining... my evening at the billiard club, the concert, the theatre, or at somebody's party, if I pleased - what could be better than all this? Was it better to hoe, to mow, to toil and moil amidst the accumulations of a barnyard; to be the chambermaid of two yoke of oxen and a dozen cows; to eat salt beef, and earn it with the sweat of my brow, and thereby take the tough morsel out of some wretch's mouth, into whose vocation I had thrust myself?


The Blithedale Romance (1852)

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What, in the name of common-sense, had I to do with any better society than I had always lived in? It had satisfied me well enough. My pleasant...

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What, in the name of common-sense, had I to do with any better society than I had always lived in? It had satisfied me well enough. My pleasant...

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What, in the name of common-sense, had I to do with any better society than I had always lived in? It had satisfied me well enough. My pleasant...

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What, in the name of common-sense, had I to do with any better society than I had always lived in? It had satisfied me well enough. My pleasant...