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Cheers! Motorcycle News has named us "Best Multifranchise of the Year South West" in their 2018 awards.

Everyone, from the guy who sweeps the decks to the guy who signs the cheques, has contributed, so we had a bit of a party to celebrate.

We'll have some exciting news to share with you soon - it's all happening at Moto Corsa!

Moto Corsa Ltd privacy policy

 

1.       Introduction

1.1     We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of Motocorsa Ltd's website visitors and service users.

1.2     This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors and service users; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.

1.3     We use cookies on our website. Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our website and services, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website.

2.       Credit

2.1     This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (https://seqlegal.com).

3.       How we use your personal data

3.1     In this Section 3 we have set out:

(a)      the general categories of personal data that we may process;

(b) the purposes for which we may process personal data; and

(c)      the legal bases of the processing.

3.2     We may process data about your use of our website and services ("usage data"). The usage data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. The source of the usage data is our analytics tracking system. This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analysing the use of the website and services. The legal basis for this processing is consent OR our legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving our website and services.

3.3     We may process your account data ("account data"). The account data may include your name and email address. The source of the account data is you. The account data may be processed for the purposes of operating our website, providing our services, ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is consent OR our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business OR the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.

3.4     We may process your information included in your personal profile on our website ("profile data"). The profile data may include your name, address, telephone number, email address, profile pictures, gender, date of birth, relationship status. The profile data may be processed for the purposes of enabling and monitoring your use of our website and services. The legal basis for this processing is consent OR our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business OR the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at you request, to enter into such a contract.

3.5 We may process information contained in any enquiry you submit to us regarding goods and/or services ("enquiry data"). The enquiry data may be processed for the purposes of offering, marketing and selling relevant goods and/or services to you. The legal basis for this processing is consent.

3.6 We may process information relating to transactions, including purchases of goods and services, that you enter into with us and/or through our website ("transaction data"). The transaction data may include your contact details, your card details and the transaction details. The transaction data may be processed for the purpose of supplying the purchased goods and services and keeping proper records of those transactions. The legal basis for this processing is [the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract and our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.

3.7 We may process information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters ("notification data"). The notification data may be processed for the purposes of sending you the relevant notifications and/or newsletters. The legal basis for this processing is consent.

3.8 We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us ("correspondence data"). The correspondence data may include he communication content and metadata associated with the communication. Our website will generate the metadata associated with communications made using the website contact forms. The correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you and record-keeping. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business and communications with users.

3.9 We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the protection and assertion of our legal rights, your legal rights and the legal rights of others.

3.10 We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, or obtaining professional advice. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely [the proper protection of our business against risks.

3.11 In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this Section 3, we may also process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

3.12 Please do not supply any other person's personal data to us, unless we prompt you to do so.

4.       Providing your personal data to others

4.1 We may disclose your personal data to our insurers and/or professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, obtaining professional advice, or the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.

4.2 Financial transactions relating to our website and services are handled by our payment services provider, PayPal. We will share transaction data with our payment services providers only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing your payments, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds. You can find information about the payment services providers' privacy policies and practices at https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

4.3 In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this Section 4, we may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person. We may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.

5.       Retaining and deleting personal data

5.1     This Section 5 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.

5.2     Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

5.3 Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

6.       Your rights

6.1     In this Section 6, we have summarised the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.

6.2     Your principal rights under data protection law are:

(a)      the right to access;

(b)      the right to rectification;

(c)      the right to erasure;

(d)      the right to restrict processing;

(e)      the right to object to processing;

(f)       the right to data portability;

(g)      the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and

(h)      the right to withdraw consent.

6.3     You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee.

6.4     You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.

6.5     In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay. Those circumstances include: the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw consent to consent-based processing; you object to the processing under certain rules of applicable data protection law; the processing is for direct marketing purposes; and the personal data have been unlawfully processed. However, there are exclusions of the right to erasure. The general exclusions include where processing is necessary: for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

6.6     In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.

6.7     You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

6.8     You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling for direct marketing purposes). If you make such an objection, we will cease to process your personal data for this purpose.

6.9     You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes on grounds relating to your particular situation, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

6.10   To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is:

(a)      consent; or

(b)      that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract, and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

6.11   If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

6.12   To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.

6.13   You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data [by written notice to us, in addition to the other methods specified in this Section 8].

8.       Cookies used by our service providers

8.1     Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

8.2     We may use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google's privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

9.       Our details

9.1     This website is owned and operated by Motocorsa Ltd.

9.2     We are registered in England and Wales under registration number 05202285, and our registered office is at 3 Durrant Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 6NE.

9.3     Our principal place of business is at The Old Brewery, Wyke Road, Gillingham, DORSET SP8 4NW.

9.4     You can contact us:

(a) by telephone, on 01747 811196; or

(B) by email, using sales@motocorsa.co.uk


 

We are very happy to be hosting the start of the RIDE FOR AUTISM South West on Satruday 31st March. This event will leave from the rear car park of our Gillingham showroom at 10.30am with a 10am briefing. Our Cafe will be open from 9am serving breakfast and will be donating 10% of their breakfast takings to the charity so come early for a hot cup of something a bacon sarnie! The ride will make its way to Loomies Moto Cafe which will take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours where we will meet up with the Brighton to Loomies ride. The event will have Marshall's and the route will allow for 125cc bike and scooters.

A discretionary donation of £5 on the day would be greatly appreciated to support the events fundraising.

For route details follow this link: https://tinyurl.com/ya3rmwg9

For details of the other rides please follow this link: https://www.supergood-ride-for-autism.com/events

To make a donation please go to the organiser's Just Giving Page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/paul-brackstone

We look forward to seeing you on 31st March!

The elegant weave of the carbon fibre, those unmistakeable red cylinder head covers, that roar as it fires up, those first few metres up the dealership’s exit ramp and that broad irrepressible grin under the helmet. Then the unmistakeable outline of the bike and its rider heading off purposely towards new roads and sensations just begging to be discovered.

Being right there when a gleaming brand new bike is handed over to its new owner is always an exciting event, as us guys of The Clan know only too well. When that two-wheeler has an “Eagle” emblem on the tank, an unprecedented character and also happens to be the first of its “kind” ever to be sold anywhere in the world, then we’re talking about a truly magic event, an event that we absolutely could not afford to miss.

That’s why we headed off to the magnificent town of Florence, to the Fani Motors dealership to be precise, on a mid-February Friday to witness the delivery of the very first V7 III Carbon into the impatient hands of its new owner Alessandro, a member of The Clan just like us, who couldn’t wait to share his excitement with all you other 20,000 registered members of the community!

Obviously it would have been a bit difficult for all of us to be there (and then, as you know, he would have had to buy a round of drinks for everyone that evening, a tradition whenever anyone gets a new bike), so we decided rather to simply tell you the story. The major stars of this story are a very excited Alessandro and his two-wheeled dream come true: his brand new Moto Guzzi V7 III Carbon. His bike is number 178 of a limited series of only 1921 examples now available from the dealers. The total number of examples produced is not purely coincidental but obviously refers to the year in which Moto Guzzi was established.

We waited with bated breath for its unveiling at the last Milan Bike Fair. We were blown away by its unique styling that is somewhat unconventional yet intricately interwoven with the identity and history of the Moto Guzzi brand. Then we got excited as we admired its yellow, white and black livery, a tribute to an adventurous and daring racing chapter in the history of the “Eagle”, namely that of the legendary Paris to Dakar.

This is the Concept V85: the latest arrival that stunned everyone and above all fascinated us members of The Clan.

To find out more about it we set off on a mission on behalf of the community to uncover the secrets of the bike’s design by interviewing the guy who first conceived the design: Marco Lambri, Manager of the Piaggio Group Styling Centre, diehard Guzzi fan and member of The Clan, just like us.

 

1) You’re a member of The Clan and a diehard Guzzi fan. Where did your love for the “Eagle” originate and how did you get to the point of designing the V85?

“I grew up in my father’s workshop, in amongst the engines, and I received my very first bike, a little Malanca 50, as a gift when I was just five years old. Ever since then, my love of two-wheelers has never waned.
However, my passion for the “Eagle” was only really sparked when I was 16 years old and I went on a school trip to visit the Moto Guzzi plant in Mandello. In addition to the production areas, we were also shown the little testing track located behind the plant. It had just stopped raining and the track was still wet. A test rider was out on the track, doing some test laps on a Le Mans III. When he came back in after the test ride, he stopped the bike in amongst us students: the heat coming off the tyres and evaporating the water on the road surface, and the clicking noises caused by the dilation of the bike’s metal components all over the Le Mans made for a truly surreal atmosphere. I was totally gobsmacked and I decided there and then that one day I would work at Mandello and design a Guzzi.

I forget exactly when it was that I sketched my first Guzzi: designing cars and bikes was almost like an illness for me and every day I would come up with a new sketch. My first professional foray into the design world dates back to the period when I worked at the Alfa Romeo Styling Centre. Aprilia had just acquired Moto Guzzi and was looking for designers. I applied for the job and took along some of my design proposals. Thus, a few years and many sketches later, I landed up working on one of the most interesting and stimulating projects that I have ever put pencil to paper on: the V85”.


2) We have already told the story of Moto Guzzi’s Paris to Dakar history on the community website: how much of this legend and of the “Eagle’s” off-roading tradition lives on in this V85?

“The phenomenon of the “classics” and the return to certain values dating back to the early days of biking have become far more than just a passing fad. It is the expression of a new kind of biker with very different demands: a rider that is very particular about the look of his bike and wants to be able to express himself through it. But these days, the “Classic bike” sector too often sacrifices practicality in favour of pure image, particularly when it comes to off-road bikes. The V85 instead combines the all the values of riding in style with those of practicality. Whatever the case may be, I personally consider the V85 to be a truly modern bike. We like to call it a “classic” because it embodies all those values that we believe are timeless, and therefore also classical, for every biker. The bike is actually very simple in terms of structure, robustness and ease of use. It has no non-essential bells and whistles whatsoever and it harks back to the spirit of the earliest Enduro bikes of the 1980’s, the kind of bikes on which you could go anywhere and do anything, including going to and from work, weekends at the lake or going on a summer holiday.

Moto Guzzi’s off-roading history is full of inspirational examples, from the Lodola Regolarità through to the TT and NTX series. Simple, practical bikes that were the expression of Italian-ness and virtually unstoppable on any terrain. The V85 has picked up on this legacy and dressed it up with a unique brand of charm that comes down directly from another chapter in Moto Guzzi’s off-roading history, namely that of the legendary Paris to Dakar.  

The prototype unveiled in Milan is clearly intended to be a nod to the Moto Guzzi V65 TT that Claudio Torri rode in the 1985 Paris to Dakar race, particularly in terms of the graphics. We felt that this was a bike with the perfect spirit to introduce the “classic Enduro” concept and also to highlight Moto Guzzi’s off-roading origins.”

We are delighted to announce that Royal Enfield have joined our family, adding another historic and up and coming brand to our portfolio.  We have a Classic and Continental GT on our test ride fleet and we will be getting our Himalayan and 650 Twins in the new year.  So what are you waiting for??  Come on down and see the our new arrivals.

Goodwood Revivial – 8-10th September

The romance and glamour of motor racing as it used to be. The Revival is the only historic race meeting to be staged entirely in period dress and is a return to the halcyon days of Goodwood as the spiritual home of British motor racing.

It’s an unabashed celebration of flat-out wheel-to-wheel racing, around the sweeps and curves of this classic circuit, which remains unchanged since its heyday. The inaugural Revival opened on 18 September 1998, when the Earl of March drove around the circuit in the Bristol 400 in which his grandfather, the 9th Duke of Richmond, opened the track 50 years before. It’s now the world’s most celebrated historic motor racing event, with race fans coming from all over the country to soak up the unique atmosphere in period costume.

Mirus 55 will be on site showcasing Brough Superior and Norton motorbikes. Come and visit us to see how these historic companies have reimagined their heritage and delivered classic bikes for modern times.

For more information visit the Goodwood website: https://www.goodwood.com/flagship-events/goodwood-revival/


The Poker Run – 23rd September

On Saturday 23rd September a Charity Motorcycle Poker Run is being held in Dorset and Hampshire. This event is open to all styles of bikes and riders of all levels.  The event is being organised by the Facebook Motorcycle group Together We Ride, run by Ali Scott, and the Bikers for Action South West run by John Bramble and his team.

The event is a bid to raise money for two charities, Julia's House in Poole and Action on Addiction Clouds House, East Knoyle, both provide much needed support in our communities.

The event has two starting points; Sammy Millers Motor Museum in the east, Helmet City near Bridport in the west. 

There is a two hour registration window from 9am to 11am on 23rd September for participants to pick up their event packs which include a Poker Scorecard, Route Cards, Rules and Maps etc.  Riders are welcome to have breakfast together at their chosen start points before setting off around the county calling into up to seven checkpoints to pick up a poker card and create a poker hand.  The cafe next to Helmet City will be offering a 10% discount to all Poker Run riders.

The checkpoints around the county are:

Mirus55, Gillingham (part of the Moto Corsa Group)

CW Motorcycles, Dorchester

Infinity Motorcycles (Smart Riders), Christchurch

Halfway Inn, Wareham

Horton Inn, Wimborne

S Bomb Vintage Workshop, Poole.

Bikers can chose their route and use their time to browse the motorbike dealerships and museums, enjoy coffee and cake at the cafes or have lunch at Mirus 55 or in one of the pubs. All the checkpoints are biker friendly and are looking forward to hosting the Poker Run.  

The ride finishes at Julia's House Charity Shop in Creekmoor, Poole where all the participants will hand in their five card poker hand (out of the seven cards collected) and a winner will be announced. The Acorn Pub will be providing a BBQ and drinks at Julia’s House and there will be stands and stalls from some of the participating checkpoints.

First prize for the best poker hand will be a Shoei Motorcycle Helmet worth £499.00 donated by Helmet City and runner up prizes will include a Viper open face helmet donated by Mirus 55. There will also be a raffle with many prizes donated by the checkpoints and local companies including a free motorcycle service donated by Mirus 55.

The Poker Run is open to all bikers of all ages and competencies as no motorways are included in the routes. The ride is not a race, just a fun day out to raise money for these worthy charities.

To find out more go to the Together we ride Facebook page listed below  or email: twrtogetherweride@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/140690373182585/permalink/145867132664909/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&action_history=%5B%7B%22surface%22%3A%22newsfeed%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22feed_story%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%5B%5D%7D%5D


The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride – 24th September

On Sunday September 24th 2017, tens of thousands of distinguished gentlefolk in hundreds of cities worldwide will don their cravats, tweak their moustaches, press their tweed and sit astride their classic and vintage styled motorcycles to raise funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and men's mental health.

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was founded in Sydney, Australia by Mark Hawwa. It was inspired by a photo of Mad Men’s Don Draper astride a classic bike and wearing his finest suit. Mark decided a themed ride would be a great way to combat the often-negative stereotype of men on motorcycles, whilst connecting niche motorcycle communities together.

That first ride in 2012 brought together over 2,500 riders across 64 cities. The success of the event encouraged the founder to consider how it could be used to support a worthy cause.

Mirus 55 are excited to announce that we are an official sponsor of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2017 and are working closely with the Bournemouth ride organisers to help make this year’s Bournemouth DGR the best yet. We will be launching our own Mirus team which customers and friends are welcome to join as well as having a fundraising drive in the coming weeks to help promote this great cause so stay tuned for more information.

To register go to the DGR website: https://www.gentlemansride.com/


Adam Childs from MCN completes a lap of the Isle Of Man TT course in the SES TT Zero race at an average speed of 78.848 mph.  Not too shabby for a production bike straight out of the crate and going toe to toe with the likes of the Mugen Race Team.  An astonishing effort from "Chad," MCN's superfast journalist and test pilot and proof just how good the Energica electric superbike really is!! Well worth its price tag and a fantastic testament to its superb build quality and Energica's unbelievable eye for detail and use of high end components!!  Congratulations Chad, now bring her home for our customers to experience the thrill of an electric superbike.

You too could have all the fun of the fair on an Energica EGO or EVA.  Please call 01747 811196 (option 1) to discuss their availability.

Well they do when there is a Brough Superior SS100 MK1 involved!!  The Brough Superior stand, Motorcycle Live NEC Birmingham 2016.  Fun, Fun, Fun!!

On the back of our Moto Guzzi announcement we are also very excited to announce that we are also main dealers for the awesome Aprilia range.  Our demonstrators will be arriving shortly so saddle up and and come on down for the ride of your life.  Exciting times and exciting bikes here at Moto Corsa.


Moto Guzzi has returned to its original South-West roots here at Moto Corsa.  We are delighted to share with you the fantastic news that we are, once again, official dealers for the Moto Guzzi brand.  We currently have four demonstrators for you to enjoy, including an Eldorado, V9 Roamer, V9 Bobber and a V7 Racer II.  When asked for a comment on Moto Guzzi's return, Mr Mike Russel De Clifford said, "I am chuffed to bits"  So please come down and help us celebrate all things Moto Guzzi and take advantage of some fantastic deals on Euro 3 bikes before they're gone.

As promised, our Brough Superior SS100 MKI Demonstrator has arrived.  And boy does it look good in its Racing Black livery!!  Even the rain cannot dampen our excitement and enthusiasm to get this iconic bike on the road, clock up the first 600 miles and carry out the first service.  After this we will be happy to start demonstrating the bike to those lucky few who have ordered a new SS100 and those who have registered their interest with Brough Superior and/or us.  Have your driving licences at the ready and don't forget your debit cards!!!

We are delighted to post that Mr and Mrs Andrews are the first husband and wife team to buy a pair of matching Norton Commando MK II's from Moto Corsa and Norton UK.  In fact Mrs Andrews is the first lady to register a Norton Commando 961 SPORT MKII.  Everybody at Moto Corsa thanks them for their business and wishes them many safe and happy miles on their fabulous Norton's.  Safe riding and congratulations on adding to Norton Motorcycles UK's history and becoming part of the family.

Here at Moto Corsa we are delighted to announce our working partnership with Energica, one of the world leading experts in Electric Motorcycle Technology. Mike Russell de Clifford, owner of Moto Corsa Ltd says:  "Energica is/are the foremost leader in electric superbike technology.  With the ultra low emissions zones (ULE) coming into force in the UK, it makes complete sense to own and Energica Superbike.  With minimal running costs and full access to all ULE zones, a 200km range and 196nm of torque, the EGO is a real alternative to petrol powered Superbikes.We are proud and honored to be chosen by Energica to support and grow the marketplace for these stunning technological bikes and we look forward to working closely with them for the foreseeable future.  Come and see the Energica EGO when it arrives in our showroom soon.  May the Electric Force be with you.


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I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.

When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray gleams steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass by the trickling stream; and, as I lie close to the earth, a thousand unknown plants are noticed by me: when I hear the buzz of the little world among the stalks, and grow familiar with the countless indescribable forms of the insects and flies, then I feel the presence of the Almighty, who formed us in his own image.

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