- This is because only in certain places, and then only for a few weeks in midsummer, is there any plant life. - "The-Burgess-Animal-Book-for-Children", Burgess, Thornton W. (Thornton Waldo).
- She had heard also that in the moonlight at midsummer, one might chance to see them rocking in bright little shells, playing among the pebbles, or dancing on the large leaves of the water- lily. - "Tales From Two Hemispheres", Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen.
- I seemed to be the only living, moving thing; the intense hush, the high noon of the midsummer day interfused my whole being so that I hardly dared to step for fear of disturbing the universal repose. - "Confessions of Boyhood", John Albee.