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"like Atlas, to take the world on my shoulders,"
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What is the parenthetical aside in this sentence from Walden To enjoy these advantages you were ready to carry it on like Atlas to take the world on your shoulders you never heard what compensa?

"like Atlas, to take the world on my shoulders,"       C.  "I never heard what compensation he received for that"  /  
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