C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


The nunneries of silent nooks, the murmured longing of the wood.


In the woods, too, man casts off his years, as the snake his slough, and, at what period soever of life, is always a child. In the woods is perpetual youth. Within these plantations of God a decorum and sanctity reign, a perennial festival is dressed, and the guest sees not how he should tire of them in a thousand years. In the woods we return to reason and faith.