A few of Emerson's words on Thoreau:
"I know not any genius who so swiftly inferred universal law from a single fact."
-Induction out the ass.
According to Emerson, Thoreau ruthlessly pursued "the art of living well."
-Uhhh...can you say ?
"He never married; he lived alone; he never went to church;...he drank no wine; he knew no use of tobacco..."
-Basically, he a) was an introvert, b) had uber- , and c) had absolutely no .
And here's the killer:
"Yet, hermit and stoic though he was, he was really fond of sympathy, and threw himself heartily and childlike into the company of young people whom he loved, and whom he delighted to entertain..."
Well, maybe it's just me, but that sounds like the DEFINITION of hidden agenda.
Oh, and for VI: