Surrounding Villages

Famous quotes containing the words surrounding and/or villages:

    There are no such oysters, terrapin, or canvas-back ducks as there were in those days; the race is extinct. It is strange how things degenerate.... I passed, the other day, the deserted house of Mrs. Gerry, which I used to think so lordly. It stands alone now amid the surrounding sky-scrapers, and reminds me of Don Quixote going out to fight the windmills. It should always remain to mark the difference between the past and the present.
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826–1903)

    Instead of noblemen, let us have noble villages of men.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)