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Gilbert White


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Gilbert White : The Works, in Natural History


Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Samuel Taylor Coleridge      Print: Book


Gilbert White : Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne

'I remember reading White's Natural History and Antiquities of Selborn[e] with great pleasure when a Boy at school ...'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: William Wordsworth      Print: Book


Gilbert White : The Natural History of Selborne

'Headache. Read Lucrezia Floriani. We are reading White's History of Selborne in the evening'.

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: George Eliot and G.H. Lewes     Print: Book


Gilbert White : [natural history]

'I began now to borrow from the Sanatorium Library books on nature and the countryside -Hardy, Hudson, Jefferies, Gilbert White; books on birds, animals, snakes and trees. And all these presented a picture of an England which, except in a few secluded spots, no longer survived.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Norman Nicholson      Print: Book


Gilbert White : Selborne

'A fortnight ago, having employed myself in reading White's "Selborne", and being extremely fond of natural history, and, of course, highly delighted with that book, I was seized with an insuperable desire to see that village which Mr. White has, in the eye of a naturalist, made classic ground...'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Sir William Elford      Print: Book


Gilbert White : Natural History of Selborne, The

'draw her [Harriet, a girl LC is teaching] to such books as White's "Natural History of Selborne", but do not bother and (though I hate the word) [italics] bore [end italics] her with what she has no relish for'.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Louisa, Lady Stuart      Print: Book


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