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The Life of the Fields by Richard Jefferies
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THE LIFE OF THE FIELDS


BY RICHARD JEFFERIES




My thanks are due to those editors who have so kindly permitted me to
reprint the following pages:--"The Field-Play" appeared in _Time_; "Bits
of Oak Bark" and "The Pageant of Summer" in _Longman's Magazine_; "Meadow
Thoughts" and "Mind under Water" in _The Graphic_; "Clematis Lane,"
"Nature near Brighton," "Sea, Sky, and Down," "January in the Sussex
Woods," and "By the Exe" in _The Standard_; "Notes on Landscape
Painting," in _The Magazine of Art_; "Village Miners," in _The Gentleman's
Magazine_; "Nature and the Gamekeeper," "The Sacrifice to Trout," "The
Hovering of the Kestrel," and "Birds Climbing the Air," in _The St.
James's Gazette_; "Sport and Science," in _The National Review_; "The
Water-Colley," in _The Manchester Guardian_; "Country Literature,"
"Sunlight in a London Square," "Venice in the East End," "The Pigeons at
the British Museum," and "The Plainest City in Europe," in _The Pall Mall
Gazette_.

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