A rucksack full of snippets and snaps from just about everybody in the nineteenth century neck of the woods with a few moderns and Shakespeare thrown in--all about Nachur in various forms. W. Shakespeare is represented by the ""tongues in trees"" old warhorse of grade 7A: R. Browning wings in with some scenic wonders from Childe Roland, R. W. Emerson does his bit for Beauty. Of course Thoreau pulls his rank and there are selections from Twain. Poe (of all things). Shaw (his most unnatural lion in Androcles), Dickens, Hardy, Jack London, etc., etc. Burroughs, Carson, Audubon, Muir and company are more predictable selections. Any anthology of great writers is worth a bedtable perusal even if the selection is capricious and inchoate.