File spoon-archives/phillitcrit.archive/phillitcrit_1998/phillitcrit.9811, message 6

Date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 13:36:28 -0600
Subject: Re: PLC: Thoreau revisited

If you do not think there is much difference between a stoic and an
epicurean, then  he was. Complaining, as I take it from a stoic position,
is a waste of time. What is, is, and all politics are local.

  Anyway, here is a query meant
>primarily for George who is a self-professed devotee of Thoreau but open to
>anyone else who has an opinion, of course.
>In his eulogy to Thoreau, Emerson remarks that Thoreau was a stoic.  Do you
>agree?  (I'm wondering if there is a reasonable argument against the
>now living in Canada where winter is a way of life

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