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Page 22 - For them no more the blazing hearth shall burn Or busy housewife ply her evening care, No children run to lisp their sire's return Or climb his knees the envied kiss to share. Oft did the harvest to their sickle yield, Their furrow oft the stubborn glebe has broke ; How jocund did they drive their team afield ! How bowed the woods beneath their sturdy stroke ! Let not Ambition mock their useful toil, Their homely joys and destiny obscure.
Page 24 - The wind bloweth where it listeth. Thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, nor whither it goeth.
Page 17 - It made farmers, residing in different parts of the kingdom, acquainted with one another, and caused a rapid dissemination of knowledge amongst the whole profession. The art of agriculture was brought into fashion, old practices were amended, new ones introduced, and a degree of exertion called forth heretofore unexampled among agriculturists in this island.
Page 13 - Well then," said the peer, cutting short the harangue, " since you know so well that charcoal dressing is good for vines and flowers, have you ever tried it on mine?
Page 12 - and tell me, if you can, why your flowers are so much brighter than mine, and your grapes so much finer. You must have studied horticulture profoundly.
Page 13 - Chance happens to all," answered the peer, sententiously; " but to turn chance to account is the gift of few." His Lordship, returning home, gazed gloomily on the hues of his vast parterres ; he visited his vineries, and scowled at the- clusters ; he summoned his head gardener — a gentleman of the highest repute for science, and who never spoke of a cowslip except by its name in Latin. To this learned...
Page 13 - He kindly lent me the book, which was translated from some forren one. And, after I had picked out of it all I could, I tried the charcoal in the way the book told me to try it, and that's how the grapes and the flower-beds came to please you, my lord. It...
Page 12 - I dare say they did; but flowers and vines don't have the cholera, do they?" " No, my lord, but they have complaints of their own ; and one of the gentlemen went on to say that charcoal had a special good effect upon all vegetable life, and told a story of a vine-dresser in Germany, I think, who had made a very sickly poor vineyard one of the best in all those parts, simply by charcoal dressings.
Page 12 - ... to it from the minds of others. A certain nobleman, very proud of the extent and beauty of his pleasure-grounds, chancing one day to call on a small squire, whose garden might cover about half an acre, was greatly struck with the brilliant colors of his neighbor's flowers. "Ay, my lord, the flowers are well enough," said the squire, " but permit me to show you my grapes.