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, as it does haws and a
corns, and demands a ta
med one; for there you
miss the November air,
which is the sauce it i
s to be eaten with. Acc
ordingly, when Tityrus,
seeing the lengthening
shadows, invites Melib
oeus to go home and pas
s the night with him, h
e promises him mild app
les and soft chestnuts.
I frequently pluck wil
d apples of so rich and
spicy a flavor that I
wonder all orchardists
do not get a scion from
that tree, and I fail
not to bring home my po
ckets full. But perchan
ce, when I take one out
of my desk and taste i
Wild Apples by Thoreau, Henry David, 1817-1862