<> Hanna125 Part Two Linen Hall Library 1951 Linen Hall Library Thursday, April 7, 2016 TIFF Hanna125 Manuscript Autumn, Childhood English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/hanna125 Linen Hall Library Linen Hall Library Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/Hanna125_0.jpg LHL Archive 119 Chapter Seven Mr Sorleyson was lifting his potatoes, too. He had had a few drills planted and was working among thorn now, gathering sufficient for dinner in a little shopping-basket. He had never been quite happy about this potato-patch. In the lawn beside it grew clove-lilies, mignonette, sweat-william and verbena, and these, in their turn, carried on a scented pageantry from spring till Autumn. To his city mind there was something peculiarly distasteful in this proximity of flowers to vegetables. In the Spring the knifesharp symmetrica] drills seemed uncouth beside the delicate blossoms, and even in the Summer when the dark heavy leaves of the vegetable hid the soil, they remained, blatantly, potato leaves. He had often walked through his neighbours’ gardens. None was so well kept nor so neat as the Manse garden, There he saw dog-roses growing among beans and carnations stretching their indolent silver stems over shive-beds. on the whole, he had to admit, there was a pleasing harmony in these gardens. Adn without being quite able to explain why, Mr Sorleyson felt a strong aversion to this mingling of the orderly with the arbitary. Perhaps it was because it ran counter to the attitude to which ho clung so strenously. Perhaps it was because it resembled too closely the lives of many of his congregation. He had discovered that these men and women who, from childhood, had been taught to esteem righteousness, could, without any fueling of Text