sports may point to some further modification.
But at present it may certainly be claimed that in the most thickly settled parts of the nation there is a distinct acceptance of the old English maxim, “All summer in the field, all winter in the study.”
Those who have the right of choice will not forego, if they can help it, the winter pleasures of the city or the town, its lighted streets, its gay passers-by, its social intercourse, its concerts, theatres, libraries.
But neither will they forego the rural or sea-side enjoyments of the summer.
When the season of migration comes, you can no more hold them back than you could keep back the bluebirds and the orioles.