A Quote by Sara Orne Jewett on country, spirit, and sympathy

This was one of those perfect New England days in late summer where the spirit of autumn takes a first stealing flight, like a spy, through the ripening country-side, and, with feigned sympathy for those who droop with August heat, puts her cool cloak of bracing air about leaf and flower and human shoulders.

Sara Orne Jewett (1849 - 1909)

Source: The Courting of Sister Wisby, 1887

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