In Dover on the Charles: A Contribution to New England Folk-lore

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Milne printery, 1906 - 114 páginas
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Página 35 - It is not simply beets and potatoes and corn and string-beans that one raises in his well-hoed garden: it is the average of human life. There is life in the ground; it goes into the seeds; and it also, when it is stirred up, goes into the man who stirs it. The hot sun on his back as he bends to his shovel and hoe, or contemplatively rakes the warm and fragrant loam, is better than much medicine. The buds are coming out on the bushes...
Página 33 - To wander solitary there: Two paradises 'twere in one To live in paradise alone. How well the skilful gardener drew Of flowers and herbs this dial new; Where from above the milder sun Does through a fragrant zodiac run; And, as it works, the industrious bee Computes its time as well as we. How could such sweet and wholesome hours Be reckoned but with herbs and flowers!
Página 39 - Broad acres are a patent of nobility; and no man but feels more of a man in the world if he have a bit of ground that he can call his own. However small it is on the surface, it is four thousand miles deep ; and that is a very handsome property.
Página 1 - Oh, cold, cold hearth ! In sorrow he learned this truth — One may return to the place of his birth, He cannot go back to his youth.
Página 49 - O ! who can hold a fire in his hand By thinking on the frosty Caucasus? Or cloy the hungry edge of appetite By bare imagination of a feast?
Página 94 - ... sorts of people, some of whom sought him out for the most whimsical reasons; like the English visitors who said to him with astounding frankness, " As there are no ruins in this country we thought we would come and see you." The old colonial Craigie mansion, with its windows commanding the broad valley where — " The flooded Charles . . . Writes the last letter of his name," was unquestionably, both from its earlier and later associations, the most attractive house in Cambridge.
Página 92 - Street, he had signed the total abstinence pledge and had solemnly sworn to 'abstain from the use of all intoxicating liquors as a beverage...
Página 37 - ... chief" in my mind, was always associated with scalplock and tomahawk. When three puffs of breath failed to blow all the tufted seeds from a dandelion globe, the shout arose, "Your mother wants you ! " If the drop of juice pressed with thumb nail to the top of one grass stalk "took off" the drop from the one held against it, then your "wish would come true.
Página 8 - When my father was very young, his mother died, and he was brought up in the family of Mr.
Página 18 - We see but what we have the gift Of seeing; what we bring, we find.

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