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The Book of the Months and Circle of the Seasons (Paperback) Loot Price: R332 Discovery Miles 3 320
The Book of the Months and Circle of the Seasons (Paperback): Thomas Sedgwick Whalley, William Henry Harvey
The Book of the Months and Circle of the Seasons (Paperback): Thomas Sedgwick Whalley, William Henry Harvey

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The Book of the Months and Circle of the Seasons (Paperback)

Thomas Sedgwick Whalley, William Henry Harvey

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...succession of pictures First, the mowers, stooping over their scythes, and moving, with measured paces, through the early morning mists, interrupted, at intervals, by the freshening music of the whetstone. Then, blithe companies of both sexes, ranged in regular array, and moving lengthwise and across the meadow, each with the same action, and the ridges rising or disappearing behind them as they go: --There are forty moving like one. Then, again, when the fragrant crop is nearly fit to be gathered in, and lies, piled up, in duskycoloured hillocks upon the yellow sward, while here and there, beneath the shade of a 'hedge-row elm, ' or braving the open sunshine in the centre of the scene, sunburnt groups are seated in circles at their noonday meal, enjoying that ease which nothing but labour can generate. And, lastly, when man and nature, mutually assisting each other, have completed the work of preparation, and the cart stands still to receive its last forkful; while the horse, almost hidden beneath his apparently overwhelming load, lifts up his patient head sideways to pick a mouthful, and all about stand the labourers, leaning listlessly on their implements, and eying the completion of their work. What sweet pastoral pictures are here the last, in particular, is prettier to look upon than anything else, not excepting one of Wouvermann's imitations of it." It is at this season that we can peculiarly feel the beauty of the charming lines of Milton: --As one who, long in populous city pent, Where houses thick and sewers annoy the air, Forth issuing, on a summer's morn, to breathe Among the pleasant villages and farms Adjoin'd, from each thing met conceives delight; The smell of grain, or tedded grass, or kine, Or dairy, each rural sight, ...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2014
First published: May 2014
Authors: Thomas Sedgwick Whalley • William Henry Harvey
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 292
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-85724-6
Barcode: 9780217857246
Categories: Books
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LSN: 0-217-85724-8

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