2] provident of want: looking ahead to times of famine.
9] ply: apply themselves to.
20] scrip: small bag.
Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department
of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.
Original text: Gilbert White, The Natural
History and Antiquities of Selborne, in the County of Southampton.
To Which are Added, The Naturalist's Calendar; Observations on Various
Parts of Nature; and Poems, New Edn. (London: White, Cochrane, and
others, 1813): 569. Facsimile edn., intro. P. G. M. Foster, The Ray Society,
no. 160 (London: The Ray Society, 1993). QH 138 S4W5 1993b Gerstein Library
First publication date: 1813
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: 2002
Recent editing: 1:2002/4/29
Composition date note: In autumn, according to Foster, Gilbert White, p. 198, n. 56.
Form note: iambic pentameter
Other poems by Gilbert White