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Robert Louis Stevenson (from A Child’s Garden of Verses, 1913)
In the other gardens
And all up the vale,
From the autumn bonfires
See the smoke trail!
Pleasant summer over
And all the summer flowers,
The red fire blazes,
The gray smoke towers.
Sing a song of seasons!
Something bright in all!
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall!
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile.
William Cullen Bryant
All in all Vermont is a jewel state, small but precious.
Pearl S. Buck
I love Vermont, because of her hills and valleys, her scenery and invigorating climate, but most of all because of her indomitable people.
Don't talk unless you can improve the silence.
To the European, a Yankee is an American.
To an American, a Yankee is a New Englander.
To a New Englander, a Yankee is a Vermonter.
To a Vermonter, a Yankee is someone who eats apple pie for breakfast.
And to a Vermonter who eats apple pie for breakfast
a Yankee is someone who eats it with a knife.
Old Yankee Joke
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot