While I couldn’t find a good picture of either a leaping labourer or a friskily jumping cow on a sunny day, I wanted to share this quirky likeness.  May you leap and jump with joy, in any case.

‘Pleasant to see the labourer on Sunday jump with the friskiness of a cow upon a sunny day.’  11 March 1798

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Source: Dorothy Wordsworth, The Grasmere and Alfoxden Journals, ed. and introduction by Pamela Woof (Oxford: Oxford World’s Classics, 2008 (2002)), p. 149


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