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POCKET EDITION, IN ONE SHILLING VOLUMES.
MR. JOHN BURROUGHS' WORKS.
Five Books of Nature, Animal Life, and
LOCUSTS AND WILD HONEY.
BIRDS AND POETS.
EDINBURGH: David DOUGLAS.
Edinburgh University Press : T. AND A. CONSTABLE, PRINTERS TO HER MAJESTY.
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 judged an he may press the strongest poetic pulse that has