The Colour of Life

and other essays on things seen and heard‎

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Author: Alice Meynell
Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 19,448 / 54 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71
LoC Categories: PS, B
Downloads: 632
mnybks.net#: 4924
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Essays
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Every one knows the manifest work of the cloud when it descends and partakes in the landscape obviously, lies half-way across the mountain slope, stoops to rain heavily upon the lake, and blots out part of the view by the rough method of standing in front of it. But its greatest things are done from its own place, aloft. Thence does it distribute the sun.

Thence does it lock away between the hills and valleys more mysteries than a poet conceals, but, like him, not by interception. Thence it writes out and cancels all the tracery of Monte Rosa, or lets the pencils of the sun renew them. Thence, hiding nothing, and yet making dark, it sheds deep colour upon the forest land of Sussex, so that, seen from the hills, all the country is divided between grave blue and graver sunlight.

And all this is but its influence, its secondary work upon the world. Its own beauty is unaltered when it has no earthly beauty to improve. It is always great: above the street, above the suburbs, above the gas-wor

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