From "In `The Circuit of The Summer Hills' "
[The Summit of The Years]
"Where cattle and woodchucks thrive, there thrive I. The
pastoral is in my veins. Clover and timothy, daisies and
buttercups indirectly colored by youthful life; and if
the dairy cow did not rock my cradle, her products sustained
the hand that did rock it. Hence I love this land of wide,
open, grassy fields, of smooth, board-backed hills, and of
long, flowing mountain lines. The cow fits well into these
scenes. It seems as if her broad, smooth muzzle and her
sweeping tongue might have shaped the landscape; it is
certainly her cropping that has brought about the hour-
glass form of so many of the red thorn trees, which give
a unique feature to the fields."
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