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" ... nectarines and peaches hung upon the walls, without my ever offering to pluck them, because they were forbidden fruit, unless now and then; and because I had more pleasure in strolling about among the old melancholy-looking yew-trees, or the firs,... "
The Young Man's Offering: Comprising Prose and Poetical Writings of the Most ... - Page 128
1853 - 316 pages
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Century Types of English Literature Chronologically Arranged

George William McClelland - 1925 - 1144 pages
...and picking up the red berries, and the fir-apples, which were good for nothing but to look at—or of an author. To gratify this curiosity, which is so natural to a reader, I me—or basking in the orangery, till I could almost fancy myself ripening too along with the oranges...
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Confessions of a Prosaic Dreamer: Charles Lamb's Art of Autobiography

Gerald Monsman - 1984 - 165 pages
...and picking up the red berries, and the fir apples, which were good for nothing but to look at—or in lying about upon the fresh grass, with all the fine garden smells around me—or basking in the orangery, till I could almost fancy myself ripening too along with the oranges...
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The Christian Examiner

1838
...old melancholy-looking yew trees, or the firs, and picking up the red berries, and the fir apples, which were good for nothing but to look at — or...fancy myself ripening too along with the oranges and limes in that grateful warmth — or in watching the dace that darted to and fro in the fish-pond,...
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Little Classics, Volume 4

Rossiter Johnson - 1874
...picking up the red berries, and the fir-apples, which were good for nothing but to look at, — or in ly? about upon the fresh grass with all the fine garden...fancy myself ripening too, along with the oranges and 1he limes in that grateful warmth, — or in watching the dace that darted to and fro in the fishpond,...
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