Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes and Other Papers

Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes and Other Papers

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Nature chose the spring of the year for the time of John Burroughs's birth. A little before the day when the wake-robin shows itself, that the observer might be on hand for the sight, he was born in Roxbury, Delaware County, New York, on the western borders of the Catskill Mountains; the precise date was April 3, 1837. Until 1863 he remained in the country about his native place, working on his father's farm, getting his schooling in the district school and neighboring academies, and taking his turn also as teacher. As he himself has hinted, the originality, freshness, and wholesomeness of his writings are probably due in great measure to the unliterary surroundings of his early life, which allowed his mind to form itself on unconventional lines, and to the later companionships with unlettered men, which kept him in touch with the sturdy simplicities of life.show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514319446
  • 9781514319444

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