O my soul, exuberant and heavy dost thou now stand forth, a vine with swelling udders and full clusters of brown golden grapes:--
--Than in gushing tears pour forth all thy grief concerning thy fulness, and concerning the craving of the vine for the vintager and vintage-knife!
He must, therefore, depend entirely upon his cunning and his speed, and upon the chance that the vine would sustain his weight.
Its success hinged entirely upon the strength of the vines he had seen surmounting the wall toward the east.
There is likewise an undergrowth of aromatic shrubs, creepers, and clambering vines, that render the forests almost impenetrable; together with berries of various kinds, such as gooseberries, strawberries, raspberries, both red and yellow, very large and finely flavored whortleberries, cranberries, serviceberries, blackberries, currants, sloes, and wild and choke cherries.
Among the flowering vines is one deserving of particular notice.
He received a note from the city editor which read as follows: "Go and pass the night alone in the haunted house in Vine
street and if anything occurs worth while make two columns." Saylor obeyed his superior; he could not afford to lose his position on the paper.
Sometimes the men and women tied tough vines
about the bundles of ferns and branches that they carried to the caves to sleep upon.
"Your Highness," said he, "I will now proceed to prove my magic by creating two suns that you have never seen before; also I will exhibit a Destroyer much more dreadful that your Clinging Vines
They loved to sit there in the silence, with only each other and the sheeny, prying lizards for company, talking of the old times and planning for the new; while light breezes stirred the tattered vines
high up among the columns, where owls nested.
Yet, as the ever-woven verdant warp and woof intermixed and hummed around him, the mighty idler seemed the cunning weaver; himself all woven over with the vines
; every month assuming greener, fresher verdure; but himself a skeleton.
The ground was cluttered with vines
and bushes, and the trees grew close and spread out like bouquets.