oh, ever vernal
endless landscapes in the soul; in ye, --though long parched by the dead drought of the earthy life, --in ye, men yet may roll, like young horses in new morning clover; and for some few fleeting moments, feel the cool dew of the life immortal on them.
Spite of this frigid winter night in the boisterous Atlantic, spite of my wet feet and wetter jacket, there was yet, it then seemed to me, many a pleasant haven in store; and meads and glades so eternally vernal
, that the grass shot up by the spring, untrodden, unwilted, remains at midsummer.
Every fourth year, at the vernal
equinox, there is a representative council of the whole nation, which meets in a plain about twenty miles from our house, and continues about five or six days.
Vincent, the boy's name, had already been changed by the Cossacks into Vesenny (vernal
) and into Vesenya by the peasants and soldiers.
Finding my first seed did not grow, which I easily imagined was by the drought, I sought for a moister piece of ground to make another trial in, and I dug up a piece of ground near my new bower, and sowed the rest of my seed in February, a little before the vernal
equinox; and this having the rainy months of March and April to water it, sprung up very pleasantly, and yielded a very good crop; but having part of the seed left only, and not daring to sow all that I had, I had but a small quantity at last, my whole crop not amounting to above half a peck of each kind.
I have been green, too, Miss Eyre,--ay, grass green: not a more vernal
tint freshens you now than once freshened me.
Thus with the Year Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of Ev'n or Morn, Or sight of vernal
bloom, or Summers Rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine; But cloud in stead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the chearful waies of men Cut off, and for the book of knowledg fair Presented with a Universal blanc Of Natures works to mee expung'd and ras'd, And wisdome at one entrance quite shut out.
The Arkansas, also, rising in a much more southern latitude than the Missouri, takes the lead of it in its annual excess, and its superabundant waters are disgorged and disposed of long before the breaking up of the icy barriers of the north; otherwise, did all these mighty streams rise simultaneously, and discharge their vernal
floods into the Mississippi, an inundation would be the consequence, that would submerge and devastate all the lower country.
In some more genial season, perchance, a faint shadow flits across the landscape of the mind, cast by the WINGS of some thought in its vernal
or autumnal migration, but, looking up, we are unable to detect the substance of the thought itself.
Bird had joined the Army in 1941 and was assigned to the motor pool, but he later transferred to the Air Corps, where he quickly finished pilot training "and as soon as he got his wings, he was sent to Nadzab," she said.
Tannins are toxic to land snails (Singh et al., 1996) and tannic leaf litter affects viability of eggs of snails (Barrientos, 1998; Coulis et al., 2009), similar to survival of amphibian embryos in vernal
pools (Cook, 1983; Portnoy, 1990).
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