Henry David Thoreau and the disdain of vanity

In "Economy", Henry David Thoreau's opening chapter to Walden, the esteemed author says of fashion trends, We worship not the Graces, nor the Parcæ, but Fashion. She spins and weaves and cuts with full authority. The head monkey at Paris puts on a traveller’s cap, and all the monkeys in America do the same. In … Continue reading Henry David Thoreau and the disdain of vanity