Facts about Gilbert White

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Gilbert White was a famous Scientist from England, who lived between July 18, 1720 and June 26, 1793. He/she became 72 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac cancer, who is known for Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective. Our collection contains 14 quotes who is written / told by Gilbert, under the main topic Nature.

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Famous quotes by Gilbert White (14)


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"Bats drink on the wing, like swallows, by sipping the surface, as they play over pools and streams"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Numbers of snipes breed every summer in some moory ground on the verge of this parish"
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"I want to be better informed with regard to ichthyology"
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"Hedge-hogs abound in my gardens and fields"
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"It is, I find, in zoology as it is in botany: all nature is so full, that that district produces the greatest variety which is the most examined"
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"The parish I live in is a very abrupt, uneven country, full of hills and woods, and therefore full of birds"
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"Bats drink on the wing, like swallows, by sipping the surface, as they play over pools and streams"
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"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"
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"The parish of Selborne, by taking in so much of the forest, is a vast district"
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"I was much entertained last summer with a tame bat, which would take flies out of a person's hand"
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"The French, I think, in general, are strangely prolix in their natural history"
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"You may depend on it that the bunting, emberiza miliaria, does not leave this country in the winter"


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