Author: Gilbert White
Title: The Natural History of Selborne
Original publication date: 1788-89
First words: On 24 November 1822, on one of his rides through the backwaters of Hampshire, William Cobbett passed a turning for a village whose name touched on a nerve: (from Intro)
Quotations: But in nothing are swifts more singular than in their early retreat. . . This early retreat is mysterious and wonderful, since that time is often the sweetest season in the year.
Last words: I shall here take a respectful leave of you and natural history together; and am, With all due deference and regard, Your most obliged, And most humble servant, GIL. WHITE - Selborne, June 25, 1787.
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