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" Everybody had a mission (with a capital M) to attend to everybody else's business. No brain but had its private maggot, which must have found pitiably short commons sometimes. Not a few impecunious zealots abjured the use of money (unless earned by other... "
The Century - Page 234
1872
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 79

American literature - 1897
...prophets. . . . Everybody had a Mission (with a capital M) to attend to everybody else's business. No brain but had its private maggot, which must have found pitiably short commons sometimes. Not a few impecunious zealots abjured the use of money (unless earned by other people), professing...
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Emerson

1943 - 184 pages
...essay on Thoreau. "Everybody had a mission (with a capital M) to attend to everybody else's business. No brain but had its private maggot, which must have found pitiably short commons sometimes." And in the same spirit Hawthorne, in his American NoteBooks, speaks of Margaret Fuller's refractory...
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