fine forest trees

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A passage from Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson by Hester Thrale,

He loved the sight of fine forest trees however, and detested Brighthelmstone Downs [Brighton], ‘because it was a country so truly desolate (he said), that if one had a mind to hang one’s self for desperation at being obliged to live there, it would be difficult to find a tree on which to fasten the rope.’

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