The first paragraph of Richard Jefferies "Pageant of Summer" (complete text) provides a fine example of the subtle complexities of his nature writing. Anyone who has read his other writings that place his reader within a landscape will notice that, unlike his usual descriptions of setting, this paragraph employs an unusually high percentage of active verbs, and this departure from his more characteristic style makes the passage read very much like Ruskin's word-painting in Modern Painters and The Stones of Venice.

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