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The Beauties of Nature (Paperback) Loot Price: R437
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The Beauties of Nature (Paperback): John Lubbock
The Beauties of Nature (Paperback): John Lubbock

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The Beauties of Nature (Paperback)

John Lubbock

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Working in this spirit we have also the satisfaction of feeling that, as in some mountain track every one who takes the right path, seems to make the way clearer for those who follow; so may we also raise the profession we adopt, and smooth the way for those who come after us. But, even for those who are not Agriculturists, it must be admitted that the country has special charms. One perhaps is the continual change. Every week brings some fresh leaf or flower, bird or insect. Every month again has its own charms and beauty. We sit quietly at home and Nature decks herself for us. In truth we all love change. Some think they do not care for it, but I doubt if they know themselves. " Not," said Jefferies, " for many years was I able to see why I went the same round and did not care for change. I do not want change: I want the same old and loved things, the same wild flowers, the same trees and soft ash-green; the turtle-doves, the blackbirds, the coloured yellow-hammer sing, sing, singing so long as there is light to cast a shadowon the dial, for such is the measure of his song, and I want them lr the same place. Let me find them mornh.g after morning, the starry-white petals radiating, striving upwards up to their ideal. Let me see the idle shadows resting on the white dust; let me hear the humble-bees, and stay to look down on the yellow dandelion disk. Let me see the very thistles opening their great crowns ? I should miss the thistles; the reed grasses hiding the moor-hen; the bryony bine, at first crudely ambitious and lifted by force of youthful sap straight above the hedgerow to sink of its weight presently and progress with crafty tendrils; swifts shot through the air with outstretched wings like crescent-headed shaftless arrows darted from the clouds; the chaffinch w...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2010
First published: 2010
Authors: John Lubbock
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 126
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-37892-5
Barcode: 9780217378925
Categories: Books
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LSN: 0-217-37892-7

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