A compleat system of experienced improvements, made on sheep, grass-lambs, and house-lambs: or, The country gentleman's and the shepherd's sure guide (Google eBook)

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Contents

Dog how he saved a Shepherd from being robbed
25
MOUNDS how a certain Gentleman had them broke
26
Dogs two destroyed by two Soldiers for having killed many
29
Sheep how twenty were killed and twenty wounded
34
PRAISE of Dogs 33 Profit to make of thofe Sheep that are desperately
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INTRODUCTION to the Account of the different
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y TJICK Way to cure a sick Sheep 191
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Turkey Sheep
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Sheep what Sort to buy in for a Chiltern Farmers greatest
51
Gentleman how he kept more Sheep on a Common than he
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EWE S and Lambs of feeding them to Lofs and Profit
58
Profit that a Hertfordshire Farmer made by buying in a Par
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Ewes ajjisting them with manual Operation when they cannot
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Ewes Milk to increase by Ivy Leaves
75
Lamb Cossart the Description and Management of one
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Set and stunted Lambs
80
Weaning Lambs the Hertfordshire Way of doing it
81
Ewes and Lambs the Vale Method of making the greatest
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Lamb set or stunted how it comes to pass
84
Ewe to make her take her Lamb the Hertfordshire Way
88
giUAL IFICATIONS of a good Shepherd whether
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Lambs gelt at a wrong Age how three of them were killed
95
James Hack his two Ways of fatting Sheep in Aylesbury Vale
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Wounded or hurt Sheep and Lambs Remedies for
97
Salve by this Author to cure a Sheep or Lamb bitten by
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fam the ill Effects of teaching a Ram to be unlucky 65 t ceipt of Hertfordshire Farmers for drawing out Thornst
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Wound made by a Thorn in a Sheep to cure 105 A second
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Lambs scabby Mouth to cure by this Author 332
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Sheep Mt by the ShrewMoufe the Hertfordshire and Buck
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ROT of Midsummer the ill Consequences attending it
116
CASE of Farmer Culverhouse who took such a Method to dispofe of his rotten Sheep that he lost nothing by them
118
Case of a Farmer who lost thirtyfive out of forty Lambs
125
LOSSES great by she Rot in 1735 I2q Loss of an old Farmer by his Mijconduct in buying
126
Sheep and Deer rotted in 1747
128
Cafe of a Bedfordshire Farmer who rotted his Flock of eleven
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Liquor made use of by a travelling Professor to prevent
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ANTIMONY Regulus?fr Power in preventing the Rot in Sheep Page
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Receipt of a Person who by it cured two Sheep of the Rot
141
Case of surcharging a Common by taking Vale Sheep clandes
145
Sheep rotted how it lived a Tear and fatted 14
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Rotten Sheep how recovered by their eating Ivy Leaves
151
Case of a Hertfordshire Farmer who was bit in buying Lambs
157
Case of a Teoman jhewing how his Sheep took the Rot
163
Sheep how rotted by the BeanWeed 164 How rotted
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Rotten Sheep how some were bought by a poor Man for
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Sheep sickening by feeding on Turnips aster a Thaw
190
Receipt of William SeeC Stutfy t cure Sheep bit by
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Staggers fix Receipts to cure it
201
Shepherd how he saved several of his Masters Sheep from
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Turning Disease to cure by an ancient Author 208
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Ancient Authors Receipt how to feed Sheep in Par eels for their
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Sheep sickened and died for Want of good Management while
216
Folding Sheep in the West Country
228
Action malicious committed on a Farmers Flock of Sheep
229
Folding why it ought not to be done on Wheat Stitches till
235
Authors Notion what will prevent the Breed of Grubs at
236
Turnips the Process of a Hertfordshire Farmer in fatting
237
Folding on Turnips while in their Infant Growth the
243
Case of a Chiltern Farmer who lost an hundred of his folding
244
Calculation made of Lofs and Gaint by folding forty two
246
Lambs House the Profit attending the suckling of them
247
Bleeding to jiop in Sheep or Lambs 207
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EXAMPLE of Sheep touched with the Rot that fed on Turnips without Scouring 122
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Hurdles their various Sorts for folding Sheep 226
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Lambs House the Pratlice os a Widow Farmer who carries
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TroughMeats for HouseLambs
262
Lambs House how to cure their sore Mouths
265
TRICK the first is to learn a Shepherds Dog to lie down et the Word of Command 14
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Ewes Udder broke to cure 27
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HouseLambs suckling
269
VALE Farmers why they dont fear WinterFloods so much as SummerFloods rotting their Sheep 115
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by Adam Speed 89
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EAR ME R how one had like to have been ruined by un known Dogs that killed his Sheep Week aster Week 26 ling Ewes and Lambs to Lofs and Pr...
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Farmer how he enrichd his Chalky Ground by feeding
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AUTHOR his Method to cure a Sheep hovedin Clover Page
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Case Jhewlng how a Sheep was killed by Worms and
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MARKHAM Receipt to prevent the Rot in Sheep 140 Method that a Farmer took to fat rotten Sheep with
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Author his Method of making a quick and effectual Cure
313
POX in Sheep called the HogPox to cure by Cinques oil or fiveleaved Grass 324 Four Receipts of ancient
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Cinques oil Grass how it cures giddy Sheep
325
Palmer an old Shepherd his Receipt to cure a scabby Sheep
333
Cud the Lofs of it in Sheep or Lambs
340
Adam Speeds Receipt to cure the Cankers in a Sheeps Mouth
346
Cud three Receipts of this Authors to recover it
350
Case of a Chilern Farmer who had a Sheep died by the Skit
357
Beanfed Mutton its Nature
361
Case shewing how a poor Man fed eighty Sheep a whole Year
363
Method that another took to fat rotten Sheep different from
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DELL a Farmer how he fats his brokenmouthd Sheep
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Page 21 - ... notwithstanding they all died mad, they did not bite nor do any mischief; that, being determined to make a full experiment, he shut one of the mad dogs up in a kennel, and put to him a dog he did not value. The mad dog...
Page 39 - Leominster, and writers since that time have made similar references to the famous wool which for fineness "comes very near to that of Spain, for from it a thread may be drawn as fine as silk.
Page 38 - SayS heIf you will know the Age of your Sheep, look in his Mouth, and when he is one Shear, he will have two broad Teeth before; when he is two Shear, he will have four broad Teeth before; when he is three, he will have...
Page 382 - ... fand, tails, deceitful locks, cot, cals, comber, lambs wool, or any other thing, whereby the fleece may be the No deceitful more weighty, to the deceit and lofs of the buyer; (3) upon thing ihall be pain the feller of any fuch deceitful wools to forfeit for every f"cCe"
Page 319 - Modern Husbandman, V. i. 8. Cfr. Days-man and Harvest-man. Moor-evil. A disease in sheep, the same as Wood-evil. In Buckinghamshire ' they call it the moor-evil, because they conceive it is bred in a sheep or lamb by its lying on moory cold ground.' Shepherd's Guide, 321. Moor-grass. Narthecium ossifragum, L. Shepherd's Guide, 321. Morrice-bell. ' Tie a morrice-bell about the neck of a catch'd rat.
Page 162 - observed that his sheep were so much in love with a certain weed called Beanweed, that when they had an opportunity they would run greedily in quest of it. It grows in the moory ground of vales, comes up about a finger's length, in the spring time of the year, like a bean, and most of all in wet weather ; the leaf of this beanweed is of so sammy a nature that it feels, on being squeezed, as if it was greased, and being thick withal, it contains much sap in it, and thereafter it presently breeds...
Page 75 - Corning. See Kerning (1). Cossart Lamb. 'A cossart lamb in Hertfordshire is one left by its dam's dying by disease or hurt before it is capable of getting its own living ; or is one that is taken from a ewe that brings two or three or four lambs at a yeaning, and is incapable of suckling and bringing them all up.
Page 327 - Modern Husbandman, III. i. 56. The 'triangular hough-plough.' Id., V. i. 58. Cfr. Shim (1) in Hal. Shend. ' Make two shends on both sides his backbone, from his head to his tail, and anoint with the aforesaid grease.
Page 143 - To prevent the rot taking hold of them, rub their mouths once a week with fait called andracci ; diflblve it in (harp vinegar, and fright them early about the paftures with a dog till they be well heated, for this beats the mildews from the grafs, and other dews that are hurtful to them in feeding, alfo the nettles, webs, and flafks, which otherwife they might lick up, for thofe contribute much to the rot. The beft grafs for iheep is that amongft which grows a good quantity of melilot, felf-heal,...
Page 162 - observed that his sheep were so much in love with a certain weed called Beanweed, that when they had an opportunity they would run greedily in quest of it. It grows in the moory ground of vales, comes up about a finger's length, in the spring time of the year, like a bean, and most of all in wet weather ; the leaf of this beanweed is of so sammy a nature that it feels, on being squeezed, as if it was greased, and being thick withal, it contains...

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