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acre advantage agricultural animal appears applied ashes better bones British called capital cattle chalk clay clover common considerable considered contain corn cows crop cultivation doubt drain drill duty earth effect employed England equal expense experience fact farm farmer feeding field four give given grain grass ground grow half horses important improvement inches increase interest keep kind labour land leaves less lime mangel wurzel manufacture manure matter means months nature nearly necessary never object observed obtained operation opinion plants plough poor portion potatoes practice present produce profit proved quantity quarter raised remain remarks render result roots season seed sheep soil sowing sown sugar supply taken thing tion tons turnips usual vegetable weight wheat whole
Page 242 - Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay : Princes and lords may flourish, or may fade ; A breath can make them as a breath has made ; But a bold peasantry, their country's pride, When once destroyed, can never be supplied.
Page 353 - Tender-handed stroke a nettle, And it stings you for your pains ; Grasp it like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains.
Page 210 - The improvement depends on this principle, that the power of the female to supply her offspring with nourishment is in proportion to her size, and to the power of nourishing herself from the excellence of her constitution. The size of the foetus...
Page 269 - ... skill in the cultivation of the soil ; the almost certainty that those fiscal regulations which have hitherto depressed the growth of sugar in Bengal, and prevented the large increase of its imports into this country, will soon be repealed ; the prospect of an early removal of the other restrictions which still fetter the commerce of our Eastern possessions ; the rapidly increasing population and prosperity of Hayti; the official statements of Mr. Ward, as to the profitable culture of sugar by...
Page 326 - ... to be applied per acre, since soil, situation, and climate, must all be taken into the farmer's consideration. The following facts however have been ascertained by numerous experiments, at some of which I have personally assisted. I. That crushed bones remain in the soil, for a length of time proportionate to the size of the pieces ; the dust producing the most immediate effect, the larger pieces continuing to shew the longest advantage.
Page 210 - The proper method of improving the form of animals consists in selecting a well formed female, proportionately larger than the male. The improvement depends on this principle, that the power of the female to supply her offspring with nourishment, is in proportion to her size, and to the power of nourishing herself from the excellence of her constitution.
Page 74 - I found that they afforded considerable quantities of gypsum, and probably this substance is intimately combined as a necessary part of their woody fibre ; if this be allowed, it is easy to explain the reason why it operates in such small quantities ; for the whole of a clover, or sainfoin crop on an acre, according to my estimation, would afford by incineration, only three or four bushels of gypsum.
Page 366 - The sun shines brighter, and the storms rage more furiously than in the valleys ! The very sterility pleases : and to him who has been brought thither by the rapid means of travelling now adopted, from some bustling mart of trade, or vortex of fashion, the novelty of lonesomeness is agreeably exciting ! The stillness that reigns around is as wonderful to him as the solidity of land to the stranded sailor ! Scarcely is there a change of scene ; silence and...