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“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.”

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source: Dandelion Wine (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978), viii.

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“This morn the air smells of vanilla & oranges.”

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source: May 8, 1844 entry, Emerson in His Journals, selected and edited by Joel Porte (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1982), 324.

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