A Quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne on frost, garden, heart, nature, play, and power

Last night there came a frost, which has done great damage to my garden.  . . . It is sad that Nature will so sport with us poor mortals, inviting us with sunny smiles to confide in her; and then, when we are entirely in her power, striking us to the heart.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864)

Source: The Complete Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne

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