author={Alfred Kentigern Siewers},
In 1756, the vicar of Selbourne planted four lime trees between his house and the butcher‟s yard opposite, ` “to hide the sight of blood and filth” „ (White cit. Thomas 1983, 299). Gilbert White was a great naturalist and went on to write The Natural History of Selbourne (1789), a text much prized by ecocritics as environmental literature. White‟s arboreal screening out of the slaughter-house is, in a sense, equally significant, for it exemplifies one of the key developments Keith Thomas charts… 

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