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 John Audubon - “Who is the stranger... that can form an adequate conception of the extent of its primeval woods-of the glory of those columnar trunks, that for centuries have waved in the breeze”
 John Audubon - “To my Lucy I now offer myself with my stock, wares and chattels and all the devotedness of heart attached to such an enthusiastic being as I am.”
 John Audubon - “Would it be possible that I should not in any degree succeed I can scarcely think so. Ah delusive hope, how much further wilt thou lead me”
 John Audubon - “I can scarcely manage to scribble a tolerable English letter. I know that I am not a scholar, but meantime I am aware that no man living knows better than I do the habits of our birds.”
 John Audubon - “On the 17th of May, the Delos put out to sea. I was immediately affected with sea-sickness, which, however, lasted but a short time. I remained on deck constantly, forcing myself to exercise.”
 John Audubon - “I rise long before day and work till nightfall, when I take a walk and go to bed.”
 John Audubon - “The worse my drawings were, the more beautiful did the originals appear.”
 John Audubon - “In my deepest troubles, I frequently would wrench myself from the persons around me and retire to some secluded part of our noble forests.”
 John Audubon - “What Have I come here to mimic nature in her grandest enterprise - to add my caricature of one of the wonders of the world to those which I see here No - I give up the idea as a vain attempt.”
 John Audubon - “How strangely Nature has provided them with the means of securing their eggs and young from their arch-enemy Man.”
 John Audubon - “As I grew up I was fervently desirous of becoming acquainted with Nature.”
 John Audubon - “Hunting, fishing, drawing, and music occupied my every moment. Cares I knew not, and cared naught about them.”
 John Audubon - “My mother had several beautiful parrots and some monkeys one of the latter was a full-grown male of a very large species.”
 John Audubon - “Mathematics was hard, dull work. Geography pleased me more. For dancing I was quite enthusiastic.”
 John Audubon - “My plan is to publish one Number at my own expense and risk, and travel with it under my arm-and beg my way.”
 John Audubon - “But hopes are Shy Birds flying at a great distance seldom reached by the best of Guns.”
 John Audubon - “When, for the first time... I left my father, and all the dear friends of my youth, to cross the great ocean... my heart sunk within me... The lingering hours were spent in deep sorrow... My affections were with those I had left behind, and the world seemed to me a great wilderness.”
 John Audubon - “To have been torn from the study would have been as death my time was entirely occupied with art.”
 John Audubon - “The Purchasing of Too Many goods sold on credit of course Lost, reduced us-Divided us.”
 John Audubon - “After all, I long to be in America again, nay, if I can go home to return no more to Europe, it seems to me that I shall ever enjoy more peace of mind, and even Physical comfort than I can meet with in any portion of the world beside.”
 John Audubon - “I feel fully decided that we should all go to Europe together and to work as if an established Partnership for Life consisting of Husband Wife and Children.”
 John Audubon - “On landing at New York I caught the yellow fever. The kind man who commanded the ship that brought me from France took charge of me and placed me under the care of two Quaker ladies. To their skillful and untiring care I may safely say I owe my life.”
 John Audubon - “The mercantile business did not suit me.”
 John Audubon - “This Place saw My best days, My Happiest, My Wife having blessed me with Your Brother Woodhouse... I Calculated, to Live and died in Comfort, Our Business Was good of course We agreed.”
 John Audubon - “How could I make a little book, when I have seen enough to make a dozen large books”

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