Prose Idylls, New and Old

Prose Idylls, New and Old

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"[...]ever sing. It was not so of old. The climate, perhaps, was more severe than now; the transition from winter to spring more sudden, like that of Scandinavia now. Clearage of forests and drainage of land have equalized our seasons, or rather made them more uncertain. More broken winters are followed by more broken springs; and May-day is no longer a marked point to be kept as a festival by all childlike hearts. The merry month of May is merry only in stage songs. The May garlands and dances are all but gone: the borrowed plate, and the milkmaids who borrowed it, gone utterly. No [...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514101688
  • 9781514101681