[LMB] OT: Tree maturity, was Copyright was:Clandestine Classics

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Tue Jul 30 14:14:40 BST 2019

On Fri, 26 Jul 2019 12:19:30 +0000, Gwynne Powell
<gwynnepowell at hotmail.com> wrote:

>Gwynne: That's fascinating. I don't think many people realise that medieval forests
>weren't just a whole lot of trees, but were managed very carefully. (A lot of fairy tales
>have a forester featuring; most people never seemed to wonder what he actually did
>out there when he wasn't being part of a fairy tale. It was a recognised occupation, the
>listeners at the time would accept and understand the character.)

Forester as a surname (and Forster/Foster) comes from the occupation.
It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do,
There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do.  Wasting time is
merely an occupation then, and a most exhausting one.  Idleness, like kisses,
to be sweet must be stolen.    - Jerome K. Jerome

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