|Mosses From An Old Manse|
Monday, July 07, 2003
"To most people in Bush-voting states, Vermont is a province of Canada, and they don't mean that in a good way. "Sunday, July 06, 2003
The next remarkable object was a large edifice, constructed of moss grown stone, but in a modern and airy style of architecture. The engine came to a pause in its vicinity with the usual tremendous shriek.
"when the neighbours laughed at the hoary-headed man for planting trees from which he could have no prospect of gathering fruit... But the old minister, before reaching his patriarchal age of 90, ate the apples from this orchard during many years, and added silver and gold to his annual stipend, by disposing of the superfluity. It is pleasant to think of him walking among the trees in the quiet afternoons of early autumn, and picking up here and there a windfall; while he observes how heavily the branches are weighed down, and computes the number of empty flour-barrels that will be filled by their burden. He loved each tree, doubtless as if it had been his own child. An orchard has a relation to mankind, and readily connects itself with matters of the heart."
cat attackSaturday, July 05, 2003
(10) Aneurin Bevan, speech at a Labour Party meeting (July, 1945)Friday, July 04, 2003
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.Thursday, July 03, 2003 Wednesday, July 02, 2003 Tuesday, July 01, 2003