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October is the tenth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars. It is commonly associated with the season of autumn in the Northern hemisphere and spring in the Southern hemisphere, where it is the seasonal equivalent to April in the Northern hemisphere and vice versa.
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations
- Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 588.
- October turned my maple's leaves to gold;
The most are gone now; here and there one lingers;
Soon these will slip from out the twig's weak hold,
Like coins between a dying miser's fingers.
- Thomas Bailey Aldrich, Maple Leaves.
- And suns grow meek, and the meek suns grow brief,
And the year smiles as it draws near its death.
- William Cullen Bryant, October.
- The sweet calm sunshine of October, now
Warms the low spot; upon its grassy mould
The purple oak-leaf falls; the birchen bough
Drops its bright spoil like arrow-heads of gold.
- William Cullen Bryant, October (1866).
- There is something in October sets the gypsy blood astir:
We must rise and follow her,
When from every hill of flame
She calls, and calls each vagabond by name.
- Bliss Carman, Vagabond Song.
- Is it the shrewd October wind
Brings the tears into her eyes?
Does it blow so strong that she must fetch
Her breath in sudden sighs?
- W. D. Howells, Gone.
- October's foliage yellows with his cold.
- John Ruskin, The Months.
- No clouds are in the morning sky,
The vapors hug the stream,
Who says that life and love can die
In all this northern gleam?
At every turn the maples burn,
The quail is whistling free,
The partridge whirs, and the frosted burs
Are dropping for you and me.
Ho! hillyho! heigh O!
In the clear October morning.
- Edmund Clarence Stedman, Autumn Song.
- And close at hand, the basket stood
With nuts from brown October's wood.
- John Greenleaf Whittier, Snow-bound.