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Mabel Osgood Wright

"Neither a garden nor a gardener can be made in one year, nor in one generation even."

Mabel Osgood Wright, The Garden of a Commuter's Wife (1905)

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"... her little kindnesses ... were set edgewise like thin streaks of lean in overwhelmingly fat bacon."

Mabel Osgood Wright, The Garden of a Commuter's Wife (1905)

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"Evan was English born, and like many a younger son of that vigorous race preferred free flight to sitting underneath in an overcrowded nest, with no more interesting view before him than that of his elder brother's legs."

Mabel Osgood Wright, The Garden of a Commuter's Wife (1905)

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"Mother love is invariably held sacred, as it should be, but why has father love never had its due?"

Mabel Osgood Wright, The Garden of a Commuter's Wife (1905)

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"Imagine how terrifying it would be if we had to decide the beginnings of things for ourselves: as to what race we should belong, what sex, and all that, instead of placidly coming out of unconsciousness to find it all arranged!"

Mabel Osgood Wright, The Garden of a Commuter's Wife (1905)

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"Why has no one written a November rhapsody with plenty of lilt and swing? The poets who are moved at all by this month seem only stirred to lamentation, giving us year end and 'melancholy days' remarks, thereby showing that theory is stronger than observation among the rhyming brotherhood, or else that they have chronic indigestion and no gardens to stimulate them."

Mabel Osgood Wright, The Garden of a Commuter's Wife (1905)

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"... in the city at best one lives the life of others, the life of the shop, the street, the crowd, while in the country one must live one's own life."

Mabel Osgood Wright, The Garden of a Commuter's Wife (1905)

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"How we are all more or less creatures of Sun, Shadow, and Imagination, impressed or depressed by weather!"

Mabel Osgood Wright, The Garden of a Commuter's Wife (1905)

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"... it is really astonishing how few colors are inharmonious when they are profusely massed and have green for a background."

Mabel Osgood Wright, The Garden of a Commuter's Wife (1905)

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"... the various earth odors all have a separate tale to tell, and the leaf mold of the woods bears a wholly different fragrance from that of the soil under pasture turf, or the breath that the garden gives off in great sighs of relief when it is relaxed and refreshed by a summer shower."

Mabel Osgood Wright, The Garden of a Commuter's Wife (1905)

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"Why is it that so many people think that charity consists in giving away merely what they cannot use instead of the article the recipient needs?"

Mabel Osgood Wright, The Garden of a Commuter's Wife (1905)

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"Surely there is no greater garden for human-nature study than the flotsam and jetsam of the hospital."

Mabel Osgood Wright, The Garden of a Commuter's Wife (1905)

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"... even as human vitality is at its lowest ebb in the early morning, so it is with plant life in the early spring."

Mabel Osgood Wright, The Garden of a Commuter's Wife (1905)

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"It doesn't so much matter what one loves. To love is the transfiguring thing."

Mabel Osgood Wright, The Garden of a Commuter's Wife (1905)

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"I have always noticed that when people consider others eccentric, it is because they are reveling in some form of enjoyment that their critics can neither compass nor share ..."

Mabel Osgood Wright, The Garden of a Commuter's Wife (1905)

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" That is the stimulus of nature; it is never, never old, and always developing. Even the scarred, wrinkled earth herself is a mere infant among the old ladies and gentlemen that tread foot-paths in the sky ..."

Mabel Osgood Wright, The Garden of a Commuter's Wife (1905)

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"... what is life worth if one has nothing to give away? This lack, it seems to me, must be the sharpest pang of poverty."

Mabel Osgood Wright, The Garden of a Commuter's Wife (1905)

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"Nature, when undisturbed, is never monotonous, you know. Even when using green, the most frequent color on her palette, she throws in contrasting tints by way of expression, and you will seldom see two sides of a leaf of the same hue, and the leaf stem frequently gives a good dash of bronze or purple."

Mabel Osgood Wright, The Garden of a Commuter's Wife (1905)

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"Let everyone who makes garden plans frequently insert the letters C.P. in them as a reminder, the same standing for climate permitting."

Mabel Osgood Wright, The Garden of a Commuter's Wife (1905)

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"... what's the good of having news an' ye must coop it? It's like cold veal pie upon the chest for supper, the same being over old, under done, and dry o' gravy."

Mabel Osgood Wright, The Garden of a Commuter's Wife (1905)

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Mabel Osgood Wright, U.S. writer, first president of Connecticut Audubon Society
(1859 - 1934)

This book was authored by “The Gardener.” When pressed, Wright gave the pseudonym Barbara; her real name was discovered later.