The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne
North East view of Selborne from the Short Lythe.
Published Novr. 1. 1788, as the Act directs, by B. White & Son.
COUNTY OF SOUTHAMPTON:
ENGRAVINGS, and an APPENDIX.
— — — "ego Apis Matinæ
"Grata carpentis — — — per laborena
"Plurimum," — — — — — Hor.
"Omnia benè describere, quæ in hoc mundo, a Deo facta, aut Naturæ creatæ viribus
"elaborata fuerunt, opus est non unius hominis, nec unius ævi. Hinc Fauna & Flora
Scopoli Ann. Hist. Nat.
L O N D O N:
PRINTED BY T. BENSLEY;
FOR B. WHITE AND SON, AT HORACE'S HEAD, FLEET STREET.
The Author of the following Letters takes the liberty, with all proper deference, of laying before the public his idea of parochial history, which, he thinks, ought to consist of natural productions and occurrences as well as antiquities. He is also of opinion that if stationary men would pay some attention to the districts on which they reside, and would publish their thoughts respecting the objects that surround them, from such materials might be drawn the most complete county-histories, which are still wanting in several parts of this kingdom, and in particular in the county of Southampton.
And here he seizes the first opportunity, though a late one, of returning his most grateful acknowledgments to the reverend the President and the reverend and worthy the Fellows of Magdalen College in the university of Oxford, for their liberal behaviour in permitting their archives to be searched by a member of their own society, so far as the Page:White - The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne.djvu/14 Page:White - The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne.djvu/15