Nevertheless, though a knowledge of natural history is not, of course, the only qualification necessary in a biographer of the Fellow of Oriel, the life of a naturalist should have been written by a naturalist; a title to which I have not the slightest claim: and I am not sure that I should ever have printed anything, had I not observed with regret that erroneous statements concerning the philosopher of Selborne were constantly occur ring, in proportion to the interest taken in him which seems to be ever increasing.
That many of the circumstances of his life should be mis-stated; that, for instance, he should have been wrongly represented as remaining single on account of an unrequited attachment; that mistakes, sometimes of a rather ludicrous nature, should have been frequently made about his relatives, his habits.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Rashleigh Holt-White
Published Date - August 23 2019
ISBN - 9780267138401
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm
Page Count - 390
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