The Farmer's Magazine, Volume 3

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Rogerson and Tuxford, 1839 - Agriculture

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Page 37 - An Account of the Number of Vessels, with the Amount of their Tonnage, and the Number of...
Page 23 - Their blood circulates as ours. They have pulsations in various parts of the body like ours. They sicken, and they grow feeble with age, and, finally, they die just as we do. They possess the same feelings; and what exposes them to like suffering from another quarter, they possess the same instinct
Page 23 - These sufferings are really felt. The beasts of the field are not so many automata without sensation, and just so constructed as to give forth all the natural signs and expressions of it. Nature hath not practised this universal deception upon our species. These poor animals just look, and tremble, and give forth the very indications of suffering that we do. Theirs is the distinct cry of pain. Theirs is the unequivocal physiognomy of pain. They put on the same aspect of terror on the...
Page 237 - STOCK, IMPLEMENTS, ROOTS, AND SEEDS. For Extra Stock of any kind, not shown for any of the above Prizes, and for Implements, Roots, Seeds, &c., Prizes will be awarded and apportioned, by the Committee and Judges, to the value, in the whole, of Fifty Sovereigns.
Page 35 - Philosophers are unacquainted with the reason why there should be any tendency to variation from the characters first stamped on any species by Nature ; but all know that this tendency does exist, and in a most remarkable degree in many species. There is in all beings a disposition to deviate from their original nature when cultivated, or even in a wild state ; but this disposition is so strong in some as to render them particularly well adapted to become subject to domestication : for instance,...
Page 23 - Theirs is the unequivocal physiognomy of pain. They put on the same aspect of terror on the demonstrations of a menaced blow. They exhibit the same distortions of agony after the infliction of it. The bruise...
Page 214 - Thus a sandy soil may owe its fertility to the power of the sub-soil to retain water; and an absorbent clayey soil may occasionally be prevented from being barren, in a moist climate, by the influence of a substratum of sand or gravel.
Page 42 - ... mounds is only kept together by the roots of the heath : a small spot only is levelled and surrounded by a ditch ; part of this is covered with young broom, part is planted with potatoes, and perhaps a small patch of diminutive clover may show itself : but there is a heap of dung and compost forming.
Page 171 - Tillage, of half the labor, both manual and horse, over the ordinary method of cleaning land. " Saving of Time. Lands may be broken and stirred, with this implement, in much less time than with the plough. " Improved Cultivation. The operation of this scarifier is much more effective for spring crops on strong lands than ploughing, as it occasions less treading by horses, produces more mould, and allows the moisture to be more advantageously retained ; and the seed will be deposited in the soil which...
Page 43 - If about twenty small cart-loads of dung can be brought on each acre of the newly trenched ground, the progress is much more rapid. Potatoes are then the first crop, and generally give a good return. The same quantity of dung is required for the next crop, which is rye, in which clover is sown in the succeeding spring...

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