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A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.
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After all, I long to be in America again, nay, if I can go home to return no more to Europe, it seems to me that I shall ever enjoy more peace of mind, and even Physical comfort than I can meet with in any portion of the world beside.
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Almost every day, instead of going to school, I made for the fields, where I spent my day.
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As I grew up I was fervently desirous of becoming acquainted with Nature.
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Because my father was often absent on naval duty, my mother suffered me to do much as I pleased.
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But hopes are Shy Birds flying at a great distance seldom reached by the best of Guns.
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But the moment a bird was dead, no matter how beautiful it had been in life, the pleasure of possession became blunted for me.
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Duruing all these years there existed within me a tendency to follow Nature in her walks.
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Finally I paid every bill. My plantation in Pennsylvania had been sold and nothing was left to me but my humble talents.
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How could I make a little book, when I have seen enough to make a dozen large books?
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Hundreds of anecdotes I could relate. It may happen that the pages I am now scribbling over, may hereafter be published.
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Hunting, fishing, drawing, and music occupied my every moment. Cares I knew not, and cared naught about them.
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I can scarcely manage to scribble a tolerable English letter. I know that I am not a scholar, but meantime I am aware that no man living knows better than I do the habits of our birds.
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I cannot help but think a curious event is this life of mine.
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I do anything for money now a days.
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I feel fully decided that we should all go to Europe together and to work as if an established Partnership for Life consisting of Husband Wife and Children.
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I must put myself in a train of doing... and thereby keep the machine in motion.
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I never for a day gave up listening to the songs of our birds, or watching their peculiar habits, or delineating them in the best way I could.
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I purchased excellent and beautiful horses, visited all such neighbors as I found in congenial spirits, and was as happy as happy could be.
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I rise long before day and work till nightfall, when I take a walk and go to bed.
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I waged war against my feelings.
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I wish I had eight pairs of hands, and another body to shoot the specimens.
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If I can procure three hundred good substantial names of persons, or bodies, or institutions, I cannot fail to do well for my family, although I must abandon my life to its success, and undergo many sad perplexities and perhaps never see again my own beloved America.
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In my deepest troubles, I frequently would wrench myself from the persons around me and retire to some secluded part of our noble forests.
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Mathematics was hard, dull work. Geography pleased me more. For dancing I was quite enthusiastic.
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My drawings at first were made altogether in watercolors, but they wanted softness and a great deal of finish.
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My drawings of Owls and other birds of similar plumage were much improved. I have continued the style ever since.
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My father... sailed as a sea captain to the West Indies, where in 1785 I found light and life in the New World.
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My mother had several beautiful parrots and some monkeys; one of the latter was a full-grown male of a very large species.
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On landing at New York I caught the yellow fever. The kind man who commanded the ship that brought me from France took charge of me and placed me under the care of two Quaker ladies. To their skillful and untiring care I may safely say I owe my life.
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On the 17th of May, the Delos put out to sea. I was immediately affected with sea-sickness, which, however, lasted but a short time. I remained on deck constantly, forcing myself to exercise.
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One day I caught four Dolphins, how much I have gazed at these beautiful creatures... as they changed their hue in twenty varieties of richest arrangement of tints.
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The mercantile business did not suit me.
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The worse my drawings were, the more beautiful did the originals appear.
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To be a good draftsman was to me a blessing.
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To have been torn from the study would have been as death; my time was entirely occupied with art.
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Would it be possible that I should not in any degree succeed? I can scarcely think so. Ah delusive hope, how much further wilt thou lead me?
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