A Lake

A Lake

is the landscape's

most beautiful and expressive


It is earth's eye;

looking into which the beholder measures

the depth of his own nature.

The fluviatile trees

next to the shore

are the slender eyelashes

which fringe it,

and the wooded hills and cliffs


are its

overhanging brows.

- Henry David Thoreau

This block of lettering

shows the Italic style in which

this piece is rendered