Many Sights to be Seen for Nothing
Observation, Exhibition, Natural History, Amusement
Reflects that there is a very prevalent notion 'that no sights are to be seen without paying for them'. If the writer had children it would be a condition with them, 'that unless they saw all that might be seen without paying for, they should see few or none of those wonderful things which are exhibited in almost every street of the great metropolis'. Considers that 'an hour or two occasionally devoted to natural history [...] will oftentimes yield us more amusement and instruction, than the same portion of time loitered away at any of our London sights'. (131) The writer—obviously the editor— refers to the observational powers of the author of the following article (YM3/7/4/2).
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