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A Year in the Fields by John Burroughs

[Illustration: A HAWK IN SIGHT]

A Year in the Fields

SELECTIONS FROM THE WRITINGS OF JOHN BURROUGHS: WITH ILLUSTRATIONS FROM PHOTOGRAPHS BY CLIFTON JOHNSON

BOSTON AND NEW YORK HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY The Riverside Press, Cambridge

Copyright, 1875, 1877, 1879, 1881, 1886, 1894, and 1895, BY JOHN BURROUGHS.

Copyright, 1896 and 1901, BY HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO.

_All rights reserved_

NOTE

Taking advantage of the opportunity afforded by the necessity for again reprinting _A Year in the Fields_, the publishers have added to the volume a biographical sketch of Mr. Burroughs and a number of new illustrations.

BOSTON, _September_, 1901.

CONTENTS

PAGE JOHN BURROUGHS: A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH vii I. A SNOW-STORM 1 II. WINTER NEIGHBORS 13 III. A SPRING RELISH 41 IV. APRIL 67 V. BIRCH BROWSINGS 85 VI. A BUNCH OF HERBS. FRAGRANT WILD FLOWERS 125 WEEDS 135 VII. AUTUMN TIDES 159 VIII. A SHARP LOOKOUT 179

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

PAGE A HAWK IN SIGHT _Frontispiece_ RIVERBY, MR. BURROUGHS'S HOME ON THE HUDSON viii "SLABSIDES" x TRACKS IN THE SNOW 2 THE STUDY 8 OUT FOR A WALK 14 THE OLD APPLE-TREE 18 WINTER AT RIVERBY ON THE HUDSON 26 WOOD FOR THE STUDY FIRE 38 AN EVENING IN SPRING 42 AT THE STUDY DOOR 50 A WOODLAND BROOK 62 AN APRIL DAY 70 THE HOME OF A SPIDER 86 A BIRD SONG 98 IN THE WOODS 122 PICKING WILD FLOWERS 134 A FLOWER IN A WOODLAND ROADWAY 146 A STALWART WEED 156 AMONG THE ROCKS 160 ON THE EDGE OF A CATSKILL "SUGAR BUSH" 166 A CATSKILL ROADWAY 182 BEECHNUTS 194 (Mr. Burroughs's Boyhood Home seen in the distance.) BY THE STUDY FIRE 206


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