Cornhill Magazine,  6 (1862), 616–22.

My Tour in Holland

[Anthony Trollope]




Universities, Ornithology, Collecting, Nationalism

    Observes that the 'traveller will of course visit Leyden, with its university and wonderful collection of stuffed birds. There are miles of birds, brought from all countries,—except, indeed, from England. I have always observed that in such collections the creatures of the British Isles find no place. Why should there not be there at Leyden the Anser Anglicanus Michaeliensis? I believe that that valuable bird has been excluded in jealousy of English prowess' (622).

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