Daniel Miller

We Should Oftener Look Over the Tafferel of Our Craft

To the sick the doctors wisely recommend a change of air and scenery. Thank Heaven, here is not all the world…

…we should oftener look over the tafferel of our craft, like curious passengers, and not make the voyage like stupid sailors picking oakum…Our voyaging is only great-circle sailing, and the doctors prescribe for diseases of the skin merely.

Henry David Thoreau, Walden


I had to look up both tafferel and oakum.

Have you seen Standard Ebooks yet? It’s remarkable. Like 200wad, it is something on the internet that makes me believe in the world wide web again.

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