Charles Kingsley; His Letters and Memories of His Life Volume N . 2

Charles Kingsley; His Letters and Memories of His Life Volume N . 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...to know why the three phyllopneustes build dome-shaped nests P With what other birds are they embryologically connected? Also, is the hyppolais a warbler embryologically, or is he a yellow finch connected with serins and canaries, who has taken to singing? Can you tell me where I can find any Darwinite lore about the development of birds? Can you tell me anything about anything P For, as you won t write me an article for this month, I must write one myself, whether I know about it or not, or be covered with shame and contempt, for I have promised Longman that we would have a Natural History article. EVERSLEY, May 16, 1867. Your bird-books are delightful. Gladly would I give up history, to think of nothing but dicky-birds----but it must not be yet. Some day, ere I grow too old to think, I trust to be able to throw away all pursuits save natural history, and die with my mind full of God s facts, instead of men s lies..... I have scribbled off an article on the song of birds, and finished---according to your hint---on bird murder, bringing in the sea-bird question. Also, I took the liberty of sending the bird murder part of your letter to Mark Lemon, begging him to pitch into the fellows in Punch. That is the place, for they are sure to see it, and be laughed at by their compeers. I have got two pair of wood-wrens in the parish, one on my own mount. I never observed them before. They are mysterious, unhappy, scrofulous little beauties, and cry like sick children. .... I will surely be with you, please God, on Sunday morning..... I am writing a sermon on the Wheat and the Tares, entreating general toleration of all parties, and bringing it to bear on the...show more

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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236591674
  • 9781236591678