Field and Hedgerow: Being the Last Essays of Richard Jefferies

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Longmans, Green and Company, 1889 - England - 331 pages
 

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Page 65 - Blow, blow, thou winter wind, Thou art not so unkind As man's ingratitude ; Thy tooth is not so keen, Because thou art not seen, Although thy breath be rude.
Page 177 - ... in the streets, highways, passages, or other public places, to beg or receive alms ; 6.
Page 329 - The barred pike that used to come up in such numbers are no more among the flags. The perch used to drift down the stream, and then bring up again. The sun shone there for a very long time, and the water rippled and sang, and it always seemed to me that I could feel the rippling and the singing and the sparkling back through the centuries. The brook is dead, for when man goes nature ends. I dare say there is water there still, but it is not the brook ; the brook is gone like John Brown's soul. There...
Page 8 - ... power is ever there. Or shall we not say that the desire of the mind is ever there, and will satisfy itself, in a measure at least, even with the barren wild ? The heart from the moment of its first beat instinctively longs for the beautiful...

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