Cornhill Magazine,  9 (1864), 618–26.

Country Gentlemen

[Thomas E Kebbel]




Agriculture, Class, Education, Physiology, Natural History

    Claims that the intellectual condition of the English landed gentry is as vigorous as that of any other group in society. Even the boorish country gentleman whose 'talk is full of bullocks' will be led to consider 'the various natural and artificial processes by which animal life is sustained and stimulated, and must embrace, of consequence, many of the most interesting problems in physiology'. Similarly, if 'his taste leads him to attend personally to his timber and young woods, or to the rearing of game, and the habits and haunts of vermin, he becomes a practical student of dendrology and natural history—studies which both exercise the taste and enlarge the mind'. (623)


Kebbel 1891

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