The Biology of Autumn

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Title

The Biology of Autumn

Description

ARGUMENT.-Life is rhythmic and is punctuated by the seasons. The curve of life is undulatory; summer is the crest of the wave, winter the trough, spring and autumn the ascending and descending curves. No one note expresses autumn. It is a time of dying, but the fruits and seeds speak of the abundance and continuance of life. It is a time of withering, decadence, and falling asleep ; but also of storing, preparing, and supreme effort. To feel only 'the sadness of autumn implies a partial view, like that pessimism which exalts itself as a complete philosophy of life.

Creator

Essay by J. Arthur Thomson
Headpiece by Nellie Baxter, Marion A. Mason, and Annie Mackie

Publisher

Patrick Geddes & Colleagues

Date

Autumn 1895

Rights

Public Domain
Source: 1) Ryerson University Library Archives and Special Collections; 2) Private Collection (Dennis Denisoff)

Relation

Yellow Nineties 2.0, edited by Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, Ryerson University Centre for Digital Humanities
visit the Evergreen Volumes at Yellow Nineties 2.0

Language

English

Type

Image, Text
Essay

Identifier

EGV2o_decorp_p9
EGV2o_head_p9

Date Modified

15 Nov. 2016, KF; 30 October 2017, ljk

License

Creative Commons