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(without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.
1905 edition. Excerpt: ...the night-world, quiet of foot as passing
clouds, --so grown, so menaced, so madrigaled, but grown stern,
erect, vastthewed, beautiful, and eager for the anguish of holding
up the sky. A DECEMBER SPRING This Kansas weather trips up even the
elect. Its whimsies are delicious. You never know what a day will
bring forth; and sufficient unto the day is;ie climate thereof.
Some, even many, Derate this facility in adjusting the therjeter,
talking in loud tones about rible chungeableness." Now, this ion
could be brought against equal force, though, in a spirit of
chivalry, I would certainly hope no man would be guilty of the
impropriety of referring to woman's facile mood as "horribly
changeable." That would be gross. Let us not believe it of any man.
Woman's many-moodedness is among her charms, --one without which
she would be appreciably poorer in that generous wealth of
fascination of which she is mistress. We men love variableness in
her; and why should we laud in women what we berate in weather?
This is illogicality, the thing men accuse this Kansas weather of.
Let us be consistent, seeing it is so easy. The surprises of the
weather enamor me. And when Winter has set his foot on our road
sturdily walking like some unimaginative pedestrian and when he
shakes snowflakes from his mantle and puffs icy winds into the face
of human kind and makes the birds seek the sheltering woodlands,
then to have him, for all his bluster, pushed off the path and
Spring come smiling along as hunting for violets--honestly, this
tickles my funny-bone. I am, to tell the truth plainly, elated.
Winter jostled out of his own highway by a bit of a lass like
violet-hunting Spring Aye, as says our Scotch friend, that is
bonnie. The sky is blue, a trifle pale as...
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