. The birds of Iona & Mull. Birds. XXI. Ardrishaig, 24:th February 1860. It gave me very great pleasure to receive your letter. It recalled to my memory the pleasant correspondence we had years ago. I have been always proposing either to write to you or to call next time I should be in Glasgow; but alas! the causeway paved with good intentions leads to—nothing, as it turned out in this case. I am thankful to you for having broken the charm, and as you have spoken first, I hasten to speak in reply-—after the manner of ghosts in such cases. I know that you are an enthusiastic naturalist, and

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. The birds of Iona & Mull. Birds. XXI. Ardrishaig, 24:th February 1860. It gave me very great pleasure to receive your letter. It recalled to my memory the pleasant correspondence we had years ago. I have been always proposing either to write to you or to call next time I should be in Glasgow; but alas! the causeway paved with good intentions leads to—nothing, as it turned out in this case. I am thankful to you for having broken the charm, and as you have spoken first, I hasten to speak in reply-—after the manner of ghosts in such cases. I know that you are an enthusiastic naturalist, and
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. The birds of Iona & Mull. Birds. XXI. Ardrishaig, 24:th February 1860. It gave me very great pleasure to receive your letter. It recalled to my memory the pleasant correspondence we had years ago. I have been always proposing either to write to you or to call next time I should be in Glasgow; but alas! the causeway paved with good intentions leads to—nothing, as it turned out in this case. I am thankful to you for having broken the charm, and as you have spoken first, I hasten to speak in reply-—after the manner of ghosts in such cases. I know that you are an enthusiastic naturalist, and that your favourite department is that most fascinating one, Ornithology, which offers the combination of science and sport, of out-of-door intellectual exercise and amusement, in a greater degree than any of its sister " ologies." I used to consider myself when slaughter- ing the lona Sea-fowl as doing a little in this way, and instead of being a mere animated ramrod, taking aim and loading up again as fast as it can, I persuaded myself that I was doing a little of what I might call the " Sport ornithologomancy." My experiences have been very limited since I left lona. Certainly. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Graham, Henry Davenport, l825-1872. Edinburgh, D. Douglas

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