Review of Reviews, 4 (1891), 370–71.
"England at the End of the Century". Wanted, Volunteers to Co-Operate in Each Locality
Amateurism, Naturalists, Class
In attempting to establish a network of observers who will amass information on the nation that 'represents the highest point which the human race has yet attained', the writer comments that 'In making this appeal I wish to guard against the mistaken assumption that it is only ladies and gentlemen of leisure and culture who can render valuable service in this matter'. Rather, groups such as 'Local naturalists are [...] an excellent set of men who deserve a high place among those who constitute a veritable salt of the earth', although 'it is difficult to get in touch with these people; the best of them are very modest and need a great deal of persuading to convince them that they know anything of the slightest interest to the great world outside'. (371)
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