Which would have advanced the most at the end of a month,—the boy who had made his own jackknife from the ore which he had dug and smelted, reading as much as would be necessary for this,—or the boy who had attended the lectures on metallurgy at the Institute in the mean while, and had received a Rodgers’ penknife from his father?—Walden
Who knows whence his education is to come!—Thoreau to Isaac Hecker
With all your science can you tell how it is and whence it is that light comes into the soul?—Journal, 16 July 1851
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