This rose-bush, by a strange chance, has been kept alive in history; but whether it had merely survived out of the stern old wilderness, so long after the fall of the gigantic pines and oaks
that originally overshadowed it, or whether, as there is far authority for believing, it had sprung up under the footsteps of the sainted Ann Hutchinson as she entered the prison-door, we shall not take upon us to determine.
Then I came to a long thicket of these oaklike trees-- live, or evergreen, oaks
, I heard afterwards they should be called--which grew low along the sand like brambles, the boughs curiously twisted, the foliage compact, like thatch.
On the yon side of the fields uprose the sturdy oaks
and beeches and ashes of the forest; while at their feet modest violets peeped out shyly and greeted the loiterers with an odor which made the heart glad.
of many sorts were veiled in lacy Spanish moss.
Gleaming among the venerable oaks
, there was a radiance, not like the moonbeams, but rather resembling the golden glory of the setting sun.
Their tops were crowned with century-old spruce trees, and their sides clothed with oaks
and madronos and native holly.
The flat-topped, twisted little oaks
threw light shadows on the grass.
At the edge of the road stood an oak
. Probably ten times the age of the birches that formed the forest, it was ten times as thick and twice as tall as they.
- INSTRUCTIVE OBSERVATIONS ON CARVED OAK
AND LIFE IN GENERAL.
She was the sweetness of the strength of the oak
, the soul born of the sun kissing its green leaves in the still Memnonian mornings, of moon and stars kissing its green leaves in the still Trophonian nights.
Holding his head bent down before him, and struggling with the wind that strove to tear the wraps away from him, Levin was moving up to the copse and had just caught sight of something white behind the oak
tree, when there was a sudden flash, the whole earth seemed on fire, and the vault of heaven seemed crashing overhead.
AN EAGLE made her nest at the top of a lofty oak
; a Cat, having found a convenient hole, moved into the middle of the trunk; and a Wild Sow, with her young, took shelter in a hollow at its foot.