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" Being of an unambitious temper, and strongly attached to the charms of rural scenery, he early fixed his residence in his native village, where he spent the greater part of his life in literary occupations, and especially in the study of nature. This... "
A new and general biographical dictionary - Page 392
by New and general biographical dictionary - 1817
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature

Tobias George Smollett - English literature - 1802
...admitted one of the semen proctors of the university in April 1752. Being of an unambitious temper, and strongly attached to the charms of rural scenery,...occupations, and especially in the study of nature. Tins he followed with patient assiduity, and a mind ever open to the lessons of piety and benevolence...
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The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ..., Volume 31

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1817
...admitted one of the senior proctors of the university in April 1752. Being of an unambitious temper, and strongly attached to the charms of rural scenery,...study is so well calculated to afford. Though several 1 Ath. Ox. vol. II.— Life prefixed to his " Last Thonghts."— Gen. Diet— Biog. Brit.— Burnet's...
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General Biography: Or, Lives, Critical and Historical, of the ..., Volume 10

John Aikin - Biography - 1815
...pursuits, and especially in the study of nature. The latter he followed with accurate attention and patient assiduity, and a mind ever open to the lessons of piety and benevolence which such a study is calculated to afford. He gave die fruit of his remarks to the public in " The Natural History and Antiquities...
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 31

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1817
...April 1752. Being of an unambitious temper, and strongly attached to the charms of rural scenery, lie early fixed his residence in his native village, where...well calculated to afford. Though several i Ath. Ox. TO). II. — Life prefixed to liis " Last Thoughts."— Gen. Diet. — Biog. Biit.— Buraei's Own...
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The Natural History of Selborne, Volume 1

Gilbert White - Natural history - 1822
...admitted one of the senior proctors of the university in April 1752. Being of an unambitious temper, and strongly attached to the charms of rural scenery,...study is so well calculated to afford. Though several occasions offered of settling upon a college living, he could never persuade himself to quit the beloved...
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A Descriptive Catalogue of Books, in the Library of John Holmes, F.S.A ...

John Holmes - English literature - 1828
...where he took the degree of BA in 1743, was a Fellow in 1744, MA in 1746, "and Senior Proctor in 1752. Strongly attached to the charms of rural scenery,...his residence in his native village, where he spent his life with the utmost tranquillity in literary occupations, and the study of nature, and serenely...
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THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION: CONTAINING ORIGINAL ...

JOHN LIMBIRD - 1830
...admitted one of the senior Proctors of the University in April, 1752. Being of an unambitious temper, and strongly attached to the charms of rural scenery,...native village, where he spent the greater part of hi« life in literary occupations, and especially in the study of Nature. This he followed with patient...
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The Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White - Natural history - 1832 - 342 pages
...admitted one of the senior Proctors of the University in April, 1752. Being of an unambitious temper, and strongly attached to the charms of rural scenery,...study is so well calculated to afford. Though several occasions offered of settling upon a college living, he could never persuade himself to quit the beloved...
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The natural history of Selborne, arranged for young persons [by G. Ellis].

Gilbert White - 1833
...admitted one of the senior Proctors of the University in April, 1752. Being of an unambitious temper, and strongly attached to the charms of rural scenery,...he followed with patient assiduity, and a mind ever »pen to the lessons of piety and benevolence, which such a study is so well calculated to afford....
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Gleanings in Natural History: Second Series to which are Added Some Extracts ...

Edward Jesse - Animal behavior - 1834 - 321 pages
...indebted for his delightful work.* ' He was strongly at' tached to the charms of rural scenery, and early ' fixed his residence in his native village,...he ' spent the greater part of his life in literary occu' pations, and especially in the study of nature. * It has been said of him that these remarks...
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