thequeensenglish: “The chill, shivery October…

thequeensenglish:

“The chill, shivery October morning came; not the October morning of the country, with soft, silvery mists, clearing off before the sunbeams that bring out all the gorgeous beauty of colouring, but the October morning of Milton, whose silver mists were heavy fogs, and where the sun could only show long dusky streets when he did break through and shine.”

From North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (1855).

~Castle Combe, Wiltshire. On a misty frosty morning by Peter Hulance