A raccoon in a gum tree, or a bird migrating from northern to southern hemispheres: "going away she is also coming home..."
As our blood labors to beget
The compensation of growing old, Peter Walsh thought, coming out of Regent's Park, and holding his hat in his hand, was simply this; that the passions remain as strong as ever, but one has gained--at last!--the power of taking hold of experience, of turning it round, slowly, in the light.
John Evelyn, a diarist of the late seventeenth century, wrote of the many virtues of lettuce:
. . . it is indeed of nature more cold and moist than any [other vegetable]; yet less astringent, and so harmless that it may safely be eaten raw in fevers; for it allays heat, bridles choler, extinguishes thirst, excites appetite, kindly nourishes, and above all, represses vapours, conciliates sleep, mitigates pain; besides the effect it has upon morals, temperance and chastity.Acetaria, 1699
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