Garden Wisdom: Or From One Generation To Another (Classic Reprint).pdf
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Publisher: Forgotten Books (27 Sept. 2015)
By: Stephen Gwynn (Author)
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You must, so please your ladyship, accept a measure of responsibility: you told me to write a book that would amuse you. If I undertook more than I have made good, perhaps it has been not all my fault. Yet time was when, under any conditions, in any environment, I could have turned you out passably amusing commentary as fast as a horse would trot. Time was - that is the essence of it. I have reached the point when my mind, asked to amuse, serves up recollections. Savour of life may be in them, but not the sharp tang of first contact. The little kid tethered outside my window wears a very different expression when clutching at green branches (a rose tree's, if possible), from what it sinks into when reduced to chewing the cud.
Yet, if my memories may have some interest for the Younger Generation, for whom I have ended by writing, what use can they be to you for whom I set out to write - you who are of no generation but recruit adoring comrades impartially from the seventies to the teens? Will you perhaps take pleasure in recognizing the reactions of a formed experienced nature to sudden challenges which abolished half the value of experience and forced the whole disposition to reshape? You too underwent your war-time metamorphosis. Was it the same self you came back to - since, thank Heaven, you have come back?
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