Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Beaut (October)

Thence introduced by the Norman French, beaut, to express the perception of the inward and outward goodness and form sovereign in creation, pleasure to the senses:  a rainy river heard from a bridge, taste of apples, the loose-leaved trees of October. Hence beautiful, a word invented for Scripture by Tyndale, though beware of Pharisees who appear outwardly beautiful. Whence Olsen, his antipodean acclaim of you beaut country, where the you beauts go, admitting despite themselves the excellence in all things seen and unseen: multi-coloured blare of harbour, firm tread of beach and stone platform, the gold blossoming trees of October.

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