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Holiday Papers (Classic Reprint)

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Holiday Papers (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from Holiday Papers I live in London myself, and therefore enjoy the country with' a relish unintelligible to rustics. To me, the country is the land of ease I see the ploughman halting in the furrow, the milk maid with her pail, the hedger with his bill-hook, the reaper with his sickle, but they convey no sensation of toil. They enliven the stage of the country; they are pastoral performers. I am not quite sure, though, about the reaper with his sickle. In the country; they are pastoral performers. I am not quite sure, though, about the reaper with his sickle. In fact, I believe that a sickle is as rare, say, as a boomerang. The com, I am aware, is now out either with a scythe or reaping-machine, a chattering subversive affair, before whose insidious knives the stalks sink and the.ripe ears topple. But, 'in-spite of this mechanical fuss, the country is the land of ease to me, for it is synonymous with holidays. Of course, it is a different thing to the countryman, who breaks the monotony of his year by a visit to town. He would tell me, no doubt, that the harvestman is hot and weary; that many a peasant does hard work on weak food that the milkmaid expresses herself in a vulgar way about early hours, and has been heard to swear at the butter when it won't come. I dare say. But for all that, the countryman cannot understand the appetite with which I 'devour the lanes, the beach, the rippling fields of corn. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more