Mirror of Literature,  12 (1828), 259–62.

The Sketch Book. An Hour too Many



Regular Feature, Extract, Short Fiction, Drollery

Publications extracted:

Forget Me Not


Naturalists, Collecting, Scientific Practioners

Institutions mentioned:

Royal Society

    The narrator describes how as a child he always had a 'superabundance of time'. He observes; 'a naturalist-taste for bird-nesting, which, in maturer years would have made me one of the wonders of the Linnæan Society; a passion for investigating the inside of every thing, from a Catherine-wheel to a China-closet, which would yet have entitled me to the honours of an F. R. S. [...] were nature's helps to get rid of this oppressive bounty'. (260)

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