NABOKV-L post 0005940, Mon, 30 Apr 2001 11:34:22 -0700

[Fwd: Re: Quote query from Brian Boyd]
From Jeff Edmunds <>:

Could Professor Boyd be thinking of this passage, from "La Veneziana"?:

"The enormous trees were so old that their branches had had to be
up by rusted braces, and they hunched over massively like dilapidated
giants on iron crutches."

At 10:10 AM 4/30/01 -0700, you wrote:
>-------- Original Message -----
>From: "Brian Boyd (FOA ENG)" <>
>To: "'D. Barton Johnson '" <>
>Quote query:
>Can anyone help me finger a passage in VN that refers to winter trees
>looking like the nervous systems of giants?
>Brian Boyd