I’ve pulled out my book of quotations once again. As a complement to my review of “Rosemary & Thyme,” here are some of the quotations extolling the virtues of nature:
“Give me just a country cottage,
where the soot of ages falls,
And to crown a perfect morning, look!
An English vicar calls!”
“The days have slain the days
And the seasons have gone by,
and brought me the Summer again;
And here on the grass I lie
As erst I lay and was glad
Ere I meddled with right and with wrong.” — William Morris’s “The Half of Life Gone”
“I sing but as the throstle sings,
Amid the branches dwelling”– Goethe’s “Wilhelm Meister’s Apprenticeship”
“Full many a glorious morning have I seen flatter the mountaintops with sovereign eye, kissing with golden face the meadows green, gilding pale streams with heavenly alchemy” –Shakespeare’s Sonnet 33
Have you a favorite quotation about nature?