Lotus-Eating: a Summer Book

Lotus-Eating: a Summer Book

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Lotus-Eating: a Summer Book

Lotus-Eating: a Summer Book

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JULY. NEWBURGH ON THE HUDSON.

Here could a man meet the summer more pleasantly than in the fragrant silence of a garden whence have emanated the most practical and poetic suggestions toward the greater dignity, comfort and elegance of country life? If the aspect of our landscape yearly improves, in the beauty of the houses, and in tasteful and picturesque rural treatment, our enjoyment of it will be an obligation to Mr. Downing.

Not four days away from the city, I have not yet done roaming, bewildered with the summer's breath, through the garden, smelling of all the flowers, and . . .

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