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Quotation by Henry David Thoreau
I am a parcel of vain strivings tied
By a chance bond together,
Dangling this way and that, their links
Were made so loose and wide,
For milder weather.
Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), U.S. writer. I Am a Parcel of Vain Strivings Tied (l. 1–6). . .
Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University Press.
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