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August is the eighth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars. It is a summer month in the Northern Hemisphere, and a winter month in the Southern Hemisphere, where it is the seasonal equivalent of February in the Northern Hemisphere.


  • Why should this Negro insolently stride
    Down the red noonday on such noiseless feet?
    Piled in his barrow, tawnier than wheat,
    Lie heaps of smouldering daisies, sombre-eyed,
    Their copper petals shriveled up with pride,
    Hot with a superfluity of heat,
    Like a great brazier borne along the street
    By captive leopards, black and burning pied.
    Are there no water-lilies, smooth as cream,
    With long stems dripping crystal? Are there none
    Like those white lilies, luminous and cool,
    Plucked from some hemlock-darkened northern stream
    By fair-haired swimmers, diving where the sun
    Scarce warms the surface of the deepest pool?

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 46.
  • In the parching August wind,
    Cornfields bow the head,
    Sheltered in round valley depths,
    On low hills outspread.
  • Dead is the air, and still! the leaves of the locust and walnut
    Lazily hang from the boughs, inlaying their intricate outlines
    Rather on space than the sky
    -on a tideless expansion of slumber.
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