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Quotation by Henry David Thoreau
Perfect alchemists I keep who can transmute substances without end, and thus the corner of my garden is an inexhaustible treasure-chest. Here you can dig, not gold, but the value which gold merely represents; and there is no Signor Blitz about it.
Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "The Succession of Forest Trees" (1860), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 204, Houghton Mifflin (1906).
Signor Blitz was a well-known mesmerist and magician.
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