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" The parish of Selborne, by taking in so much of the forest, is a vast district. "
" Though large herds of deer do much harm to the neighbourhood, yet the injury to the morals of the people is of more moment than the loss of their crops. "
" You may depend on it that the bunting, emberiza miliaria, does not leave this country in the winter. "
" Bats drink on the wing, like swallows, by sipping the surface, as they play over pools and streams. "
" I want to be better informed with regard to ichthyology. "
" General Howe turned out some German wild boars and sows in his forests, to the great terror of the neighbourhood; and, at one time, a wild bull or buffalo: but the country rose upon them and destroyed them. "
" I was much entertained last summer with a tame bat, which would take flies out of a person's hand. "
" We have had a very severe frost and deep snow this month. My thermometer was one day fourteen degrees and a half below the freezing point, within doors. "
" The parish I live in is a very abrupt, uneven country, full of hills and woods, and therefore full of birds. "
" Hedge-hogs abound in my gardens and fields. "
" Numbers of snipes breed every summer in some moory ground on the verge of this parish. "
" The French, I think, in general, are strangely prolix in their natural history. "