Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Bolts and locks

I went to the store the other day to buy a bolt for our front door, for as I told the store-keeper, the Governor was coming here. "Aye," said he, "and the Legislature too." "Then I will take two bolts," said I. He said that there had been a steady demand for bolts and locks of late, for our protectors were coming.

--Henry David Thoreau
journal entry, September 8, 1859

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