Walks in a Forest

Thomas Gisborne


Walks in a Forest

Walks in a Forest

  • Title: Walks in a Forest
  • Author: Thomas Gisborne
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 236
  • Format: ebook



Thomas Gisborne 31 October 1758 24 March 1846 was an English Anglican priest and poet He was a member of the Clapham Sect, who fought for the abolition of the slave trade in England.Gisborne celebrated the beauties of Needwood Forest in his Walks in a Forest, a slim volume of blank verse, first published in 1795, describing forest scenery at different times of the dayThomas Gisborne 31 October 1758 24 March 1846 was an English Anglican priest and poet He was a member of the Clapham Sect, who fought for the abolition of the slave trade in England.Gisborne celebrated the beauties of Needwood Forest in his Walks in a Forest, a slim volume of blank verse, first published in 1795, describing forest scenery at different times of the day and in different seasons He became deeply interested in natural history and ornithology Sir James Stephen described Gisborne s study as a chamber which it might seem no dealer in household furniture has ever been permitted to enter, but where books and manuscripts, plants and pallets, tools and philosophical instruments, birds perched on the shoulder, or nestling in the bosom of the student, or birds curiously stuffed by his own hands, usurped the places usually assigned to the works of the upholsterer As above page 305 Yoxall Lodge, in the heart of the Forest, with no close neighbours except passing deer, gave the Gisborne family quietness and peace of mind William Wilberforce became a regular visitor to Yoxall Lodge from about 1794 and he made it his summer residence, arriving with vast amounts of papers, knowing that this was the one place in England where he could digest them in perfect peace See R.I S Wilberforce ,as above p.278.


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