Agricultural Biography: Containing a Notice of the Life and Writings of the British Authors on Agriculture, from the Earliest Date in 1480 to the Present Time

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Author, 1854 - Agriculture - 137 pages
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Page 98 - Islands: Comprehending the Natural and Economical History of Species and Varieties ; the Description of the Properties of external Form ; and Observations on the Principles and Practice of Breeding. By D. Low, Esq., FRSE With Wood Engravings. 8vo. price 25s. Low.— Elements of Practical Agriculture ; comprehending the Cultivation of Plants, the Husbandry of the Domestic Animals, and the Economy of the Farm.
Page 8 - He divides the produce of corn harvest into ten equal parts : 1. One part cast forth, for rent due out of hand. 2. One other part, for seed to sow thy land. 3. Another part, leave parson for his tithe. 4. Another part, for harvest- sickle and scythe. 5. One part, for plough-wright, cart-wright, knacker and smith. 6. One part, to uphold thy teams that draw therewith. 7.
Page 58 - A Treatise showing the intimate Connexion that subsists between Agriculture and Chemistry, addressed to the Cultivators of the Soil, to the Proprietors of Fens and Mosses in Great Britain and Ireland, and to the Proprietors of West India Estates; and in 1799, The Principles of Chemistry applied to the Improvement of the Practice of Agriculture.
Page 8 - By him then learn thou may'st; here learn we must, When all is done, we sleep, and turn to dust: And yet through Christ to heaven we hope to go ; Who reads his books, shall find his faith was so.
Page 37 - A swarm of bees in May is worth a load of hay. A swarm of bees in June is worth a silver spoon. A swarm of bees in July is not worth a fly.
Page 90 - A Treatise on Cobbett's Corn, containing Instructions for Propagating and Cultivating the Plant, and for Harvesting and Preserving the Crop ; and also an Account of the several Uses to which the Produce is applied, with Minute Directions relative to each Mode of Application.
Page 98 - The agriculturist's manual ; being a familiar description of the agricultural plants cultivated in Europe, including...
Page 19 - Society shall render some public account of his studies weekly if thought fit, and especially shall be recommended the promotion of experimental knowledge, as the principal end of the institution. There shall be a decent habit and uniform used in the college. One month in the year may be spent in London, or any of the Universities, or in a perambulation for the public benefit, etc., with what other orders shall be thought convenient, etc.
Page 21 - A perfect copy of all summons of the nobility to the great councils and parliaments of this realm, from the 49th of king Henry III. until these present times, &c.
Page 19 - ... keep the garden, horses, &c., a boy to assist him, and serve within. At one meal a day, of two dishes only (unless some little extraordinary upon particular days or occasions, then never exceeding three) of plain and. wholesome meat; a small refection at night : wine, beer, sugar, spice, bread, fish, fowl, candle, soap, oats, hay, fuel, &c. at 4 per week, 200 per annum; wages 15; keeping the gardens 20; the chaplain 20 per annum.

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