January 18, 2013
Thomas Hardy: On Egdon Heath.
The most thorough-going ascetic could feel that he had a natural right to wander on Egdon [Heath]--he was keeping within the line of legitimate indulgence when he laid himself open to influences such as these. Colours and beauties so far subdued were, at least, the birthright of all.
--Thomas Hardy, The Return of the Native, 1878, from Book First, "Three Women".
Posted by JD Hull at January 18, 2013 12:34 AM
now if there were a pen & ink drawing or water color painting.. that would be incredibly lovely and help evoke the scene. (considering I am trying to imagine what heath really looks like at this time of year (or any time for that matter) when I am in So. Ca on a sunny, WARM day
Posted by: Stevie at January 18, 2013 04:12 PM