Annotations - Louisa May Alcott, "Transcendental Wild Oats" (1873)

Being in preference to doing

These words directly quote “The Consociate Family Life,” written by Charles Lane and Bronson Alcott, dated August 1843, and published in The New York Weekly Tribune (2 September 1843). The article was reprinted in The Liberator  Vol. 13 no. xxxviii (22 September 1843): 152 and in the New Age and Concordium Gazette  Vol. 1 no. xi (1 November 1843): 116-120.