Date: Thu, 19 Sep 1996 10:27:17 -0500
From: Mark Mandel Mark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]DRAGONSYS.COM
Subject: country seat -Reply
simon[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CVAX.IPFW.INDIANA.EDU 0919.0837
I was just contacted by someone researching Thoreau and Walden. He
asked about the meaning of "country seat" in chapter 2, wondering
whether that meant "outhouse."
I don't have the text, but I suspect it means "a house in the country":
"seat" as in "base of operations", cf. "seat of government", "county [no
R] seat" = 'capital of the county govt.'
Mark A. Mandel : mark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]dragonsys.com
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