Yes, Minister: Explain this pun to me.

Chapter: The Right to Know

I know Thoreau = Social Critic + Naturalist, but where lies the pun? I don’t get it and it bugs me very, very much.

The play is on how Thoreau rhymes (kind of) with “sorrow”, ala:

“Bernard says their protest is rooted more in sorrow than in anger.”

The original quote is from Hamlet, btw.

Well, some puns seem better in Thoreau than they turn out in practice.

yes, I’m Thoreau ly disgusting.
But Walden on the subject…

And next we shall discuss the perpendicular pronoun…

My soul is at rest finally. Thank you all.

I will say, as far as wordplay goes, that was pretty good.