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"[...]presently be, if only taken care of, and there is not a spot of which I do not watch the progress. Unlike building, or even painting, or indeed any other kind of pursuit, this has no end, and is never interrupted, but goes on from day to day and from year to year with a perpetually augmenting interest. Farming I hate; what have I to do with fattening and killing beasts, or raising corn only to cut it down, and to wrangle with farmers about prices, and to be constantly at the mercy of the seasons? There can be no such disappointments or annoyances in planting trees.' Scott left Ashestiel at Whitsunday, 1812-a rather comical 'flitting, ' according to his own account of it. 'The neighbours, ' he writes to Lady Alvanley, 'have been much delighted with the procession of my furniture, in which old[...].show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 7.11mm | 240.4g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507580118
  • 9781507580110