Quotes for Events - August

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Quotes for August.

It is now August, and the sun is somewhat towards his declination, yet such is his heat as hardeneth the soft clay, dries up the standing ponds, withereth the sappy leaves, and scorcheth the skin of the naked.

In these golden latter August days, Nature has come to a serene equilibrium. Having flowered and fruited, she is enjoying herself. I can see how things are going: it is a down-hill business after this; but, for the time being, it is like swinging in a hammock,--such a delicious air, such a graceful repose!
That August time it was delight To watch the red moons wane to white 'Twixt grey seamed stems of apple-trees; A sense of heavy harmonies Grew on the growth of patient night, More sweet than shapen music is.
. . . throbbing on and on, the pulse of heat Increases--reaches--passes fever's height, And Day slinks into slumber, cool and sweet, Within the arms of Night.
When August days are hot an' dry, When burning copper is the sky, I'd rather fish than feast or fly In airy realms serene and high.
I'm as corny as Kansas in August.
. . . lucky August, best of months For us, as for that Roman once--For you're a Leo, same as me (Isn't it comforting to be So lordly, selfish, vital, strong?