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BIRDS AND POETS.

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POCKET EDITION, IN ONE SHILLING VOLUMES.

MR. JOHN BURROUGHS' WORKS.

Five Books of Nature, Animal Life, and

Literature.

WINTER SUNSHINE.

LOCUSTS AND WILD HONEY.

BIRDS AND POETS.

PEPACTON.

WAKE-ROBIN.

EDINBURGH: David DOUGLAS.
LONDON : HAMILTON, ADAMS, AND Co.

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2712.4.5.

LIBRAR

BODLEIAN

3 NOV84

OXFORD

Edinburgh University Press :
T. AND A. CONSTABLE, PRINTERS TO HER MAJESTY.

PREFACE.

I HAVE deliberated a long time about coupling some of my sketches of outdoor nature with a few chapters of a more purely literary character; and as I have confided to my reader what pleased and engaged me beyond my four walls, to show him what absorbs and delights me inside those walls ; especially as I have aimed to bring my outdoor spirit and method within and still look upon my subject with the best naturalist's eye I could command.

I hope, therefore, he will not be scared away when I boldly confront him in the latter portions of my book with this name of strange portent, Walt Whitman, for I assure him that in this isjudged may press the strongest poetic pulse that has

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