Quotation by Thomas Traherne

The green trees when I saw them first through one of the gates transported and ravished me, their sweetness and unusual beauty made my heart to leap, and almost mad with ecstasy, they were such strange and wonderful things.
Thomas Traherne (1636–1674), British clergyman, poet, mystic. Centuries of Meditations, "Third Century," no. 3 (written c. 1672, first published 1908).
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