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Page 484 - Not here alone does bro" therly love fulfil that saying, ' if one member suffer, " all the members suffer with it, and if one member " be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
Page 135 - To provide for us in our necessities is not in the power of government. It would be a vain presumption in statesmen to think they can do it. The people maintain them, and not they the people. It is in the power of government to prevent much evil ; it can do very little positive good in this, or perhaps in anything else.
Page 31 - When a man asks me, what is the use of shrubs and flowers, my first impulse is always, to look under his hat and see the length of his ears. I am heartily sick of measuring everything by a standard of mere utility and profit; and as heartily do I pity the man, who can see no good in life but in the pecuniary gain, or in the mere animal indulgences of eating and drinking."— Colmari's Agricultural Tour.
Page 493 - For in all things whatever, the mind is the most valuable and the most important; and in this scale the whole of agriculture is in a natural and just order ; the beast is as an informing principle to the plough and cart ; the laborer is as reason to the beast; and the farmer is as a thinking and presiding principle to the laborer.
Page 464 - Commons, to which the numerous petitions complaining of agricultural distress were referred in 1821, it will be seen that at that time almost the only grain produced in the fens of Cambridgeshire consisted of oats. Since then, by draining and manuring, the capability of the soil has been so changed that these fens now produce some of the finest wheat that is grown in England; and this more costly grain now constitutes the main dependence of the farmers in a district where, fourteen years ago, its...
Page 451 - ... so hard, that with difficulty could a pickaxe be made to enter in many places ; and my bailiff, who had looked after the lands for 35 years, told me that the lands were not worth...
Page 414 - This fertility is owing to the alkalies which are contained in the lava, and which by exposure to the weather are rendered capable of being absorbed by plants. Thousands of years have been necessary to convert stones and rocks into the soil of arable land, and thousands of years more will be requisite for their perfect reduction, that is, for the complete exhaustion of their alkalies.
Page 131 - I felt satisfied that, by trenching with the spade, the land would derive all the advantage of a summer fallowing, and avoid all the disadvantages attending it, I determined on trenching thirty-four acres of my fallow-break Immediately on the crop being removed from the ground, and had it sown with wheat by the middle of November, 1832. I may here remark that I did not apply any manure, as I thought the former crop was injured by being too bulky. As it is now...
Page 453 - Turnips must have a deep and well-pulverized soil, in order to enable them to swell, and the taproots to penetrate in search of food. The tap-root of a Swedish turnip has been known to penetrate 39 inches into the ground. I will add only two or three general observations. " 1st. The work done by the plough far exceeds trenching with the spade, as the plough only breaks and loosens the land all around, without turning the subsoil to the top, which, in some cases, (where the subsoil is bad,) would...
Page 25 - Park, 66 acres ; St. James's Park, 87 acres ; Regent's Park, 372 acres ; terraces and canals connected with Regent's Park, 80 acres — making a grand total of 1202 acres. To these should be added the large, elegant, and highly embellished public squares in various parts of London, and even in the most crowded parts of the old city, which, in all, probably exceed 100 acres.