A GARDEN WITH HOUSE
SARAH WARNER BROOKS
AUTHOR OF "MY FIRE OPAL,"
"POVERTY KNOB," ETC
had any desire so strong, and so like to covetousness,
as that one which I have had always, that I might be
master at least of a small house, and a large garden."—Abraham
BOSTON: RICHARD G. BADGER
The Gorham Press
THE GORHAM PRESS
BOSTON, U. S. A.
TO MY SUMMER CHILD
the walk down the lazy declivity, you take a turn with
it beneath two aged pines, with the big
lily-of-the-valley patch nestling in their shade; and
(hard by) the well-appointed triangular flower plot,
from time immemorial "bedded out" with "The Lady's"
house plants. Turning on your track, you take a stroll
through "The Lover's Walk"—a little, lilac-embowered
pathway—and turning, follow, past the back of the house,
the long, rocky ledge, with its glorious crown of white
lilac trees—their tall tops touching the very ridge-pole