Emerson says, "For, nature is not always tricked in holiday attire, but the same scene which yesterday breathed perfume and glittered as for the frolic of the nymphs, is overspread with melancholy today" To what senses does this imagery appeal?

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There are definite references to things he wants us to see (or visualize):

"...nature is not always tricked [dressed] in holiday attire..."
"...which yesterday ... glittered ..."
"... overspread with melancholy today."


"... yesterday breathed perfume ..."


"... for the frolic of nymphs ..." (I'm assuming frolicking nymphs will sing and otherwise sound like they are having a good time)

I don't see any instances of touch or taste.