From the beginning of Walden:

I have no doubt that some of you who read this book are un­able to pay for all the din­ners which you have ac­tu­ally eaten, or for the coats and shoes which are fast wear­ing or are al­ready worn out, and have come to this page to spend bor­rowed or stolen time, rob­bing your cred­i­tors of an hour.

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