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GLEANINGS

IN

NATURAL HISTORY.

LONDON : PRINTED BY W. NICOL, CLEVELAND ROW, ST. JAMES's.

IN

NATURAL HISTORY

SECOND SERIES.

TO WHICH ARE ADDED

SOME EXTRACTS FROM THE UNPUBLISHED MSS. OF

THE LATE MR. WHITE OF SELBORNE.

BY

EDWARD JESSE, Esq.,

SURVEYOR OP HIS MAJESTY'S PARKS, PALACES, &c.

• With White my spirit finds beloved employ;
"A Sage who cared not how the world would prize
* His sylvan strolls, so nought might him annoy,
• Roaming through Selborne's woods in loneliness and joy.'

LONDON:

JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

MDCCCXXXIV.

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PREFACE.

The favourable, and I may add, unexpected reception which the Public has given to my • Gleanings in Natural History,' has induced me to venture upon a second series. Like the former, it has been principally composed from notes which I had by me, and from the communications of those kind and observant friends, who, as well as myself, are admirers of what is curious in nature.

In submitting this unpretending work to the Public, I beg again to repeat that I am completely ignorant of the scientific part of Natural History. Filling, as I do, an arduous and responsible situation, I have only the means of making very cursory observations in my favourite amusement. These observations have indeed been made during my

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