This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V22", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Every once in a while some one writes to a nurseryman: "I wonder why you nurserymen do not grow this or that," and it generally happens that they have been growing it all their lives, or have over and over again tried it, and found insuperable obstacles. It is thus with travelers when they go to some foreign country. They cannot conceive why this or that is not done. After his return to England, even so very intelligent a gentleman as the Duke of Argyle says that the skies of America are higher, wider and more full of sunshine than those of England, and he is very earnest in suggesting that the skylark to this 'glorious privacy of light' would be happier than that of the London sparrow." He might have found on inquiry, that when the lark might go up in the morning in bright warm sunshine, and return at noon to find a foot of snow on the ground, he would probably have a suspicion that this was not the country for him, - and when he found it to be three or four months after before he could find the ground he left behind him, and nothing to eat in consequence of this deep snowy covering, he would probably grow more disgusted.
Moreover he might have learned that attempts have actually been made from time to time to introduce the bird, and that once they thought in Delaware they had secured his permanent presence; but of late we have heard nothing of him, and we presume in the language of His Grace's countrymen, he has "gone for aye," a much sadder instead of a " happier " bird.