Facts, observations, &c., an exposure of the misrepresentations of the author's treatise on planting, contained in mr. Withers's letters to sir W. Scott and to sir H. Steuart (Google eBook)
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Page 1 - When a rich man speaketh, every man holdeth his tongue, and look what he saith; they extol it to the clouds. But if the poor man speak, they say
Page 64 - Forest and other parts of Hampshire, in Norfolk, " and the Northern Counties, and about London ; and " there is but too much reason to believe that the " numerous complaints that were heard about our ships " being infested with what was called, improperly "enough,
Page 40 - to phytological intelligence. Mr. Withers has " talked of a parliamentary enquiry, and even expressed " an anxious desire for it; let himself or his friends " come forward with it when they please, the more that " management like the above is investigated, the more " it will merit the thanks of the country.
Page 30 - required, and the most effectual assistance has " thus been given to nature in the production of sound " wood. Whoever was the Author of this system of " pruning, which I have ventured to name the terminal, " is entitled to great praise, and I am inclined to think
Page 63 - been introduced some two or three ages ago from the " Continent, where the oaks are chiefly of this latter " species, especially in the German Forests, the
Page 33 - of the Woods and Forests. The Noble Lord and the first Commissioner now at the head " of that department, are both unremitting in their " endeavours to put the affairs of the Royal Forests " on the best footing, and under the
Page 40 - judicious course of management which they " have been for some time pursuing. In this view I " should wish to see them employ, for the operative part, " none but the most experienced Foresters that 'can be
Page 5 - of nature, by encouraging and directing them ' towards such results as are most useful to mankind. ' When we see nature raise a field of wheat, we may