Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Written in 1801

"In spite of the trouble and expense in clearing the land and cultivating the fields, in spite of the fatal custom of regarding trees as enemies, as intruders on the soil, a land-owner after a number of years is, nevertheless, instinctively more moved, more delighted in ranging his woods than in crossing his fields."
-- St. Jean de Crevecoeur, Voyage dans la haute Pensylvanie et dans l'etat de New York

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