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"My wish and judgment about the affair has always been this; that I should much prefei that some oue of those, more skilful than myself, had undertaken it; but still that it is better even I should undertake it, than it be left undone."—Cicero.
THIS ILLUSTRATED EDITION
AN INTRODUCTORY WORK ON INSECTS,
WRITTEN WITH A VIEW OF BLENDING
AMUSEMENT WITH INSTRUCTION,
To WILLIAM YARRELL, Esq.,
WHOSE LABOURS HAVE CONTRIBUTED SO GREATLY
TO RENDER NATURAL HISTORY A POPULAR PURSUIT,
W ITHOUT IN ANY DEGREE LOWERING
ITS DIGNITY AS A SCIENCE.