Wild Life in a Southern County (Paperback)

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There is a frontier line to civilisation in this country yet, and not far outside its great centres we come quickly even now on the borderland of nature. Modern progress, except where it has exterminated them, has scarcely touched the habits of bird or animal; so almost up to the very houses of the metropolis the nightingale yearly returns to her former haunts. If we go a few hours' journey only, and then step just beyond the highway-where the steam ploughing engine has left the mark of its wide wheels on the dust-and glance into the hedgerow, the copse, or stream, there are nature's children as unrestrained in their wild, free life as they were in the veritable backwoods of primitive England. So, too, in some degree with the tillers of the soil: old manners and customs linger, and there seems an echo of the past in the breadth of their pronunciation.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781517084356
ISBN-10: 1517084350
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: August 27th, 2015
Pages: 136
Language: English