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Page 30 - THE NATURE AND PROPERTIES OF THE SUGAR CANE ; With Practical Directions for the Improvement of its Culture, and the Manufacture of its Products.
Page 94 - Postmaster-General, and late editor of the Turf Register and American Farmer. Mr. Skinner is one of our most pleasing writers, and has been familiar with the subject of the horse from childhood, and we need not add that he has acquitted himself well of the task. He also takes up the important subject, to the American breeder, of the Ass, and the Mule. This he treats at length and con amore. The Philadelphia edition of the Horse is a handsome octavo, with numerous wood-cuts."— American Agriculturist.
Page 254 - TREATISE ON FOOD AND DIET: With Observations on the Dietetical Regimen suited for Disordered States of the Digestive Organs; and an Account of the Dietaries of some of the principal Metropolitan and other Establishments for Paupers, Lunaties, Criminals, Children, the Sick, &c. I'.y JON. PKREIRA, MDFRS & LS Author of
Page 335 - GRAFTING. Grafting is the taking a shoot from one tree and inserting it into another in such a manner that both may unite closely and become one tree. These shoots are called scions or grafts, and in the choice of them...
Page 94 - ... a general history of the horse, a dissertation on the American trotting horse, how trained and jockeyed, an account of his remarkable performances...
Page 94 - This celebrated work has been completely revised, and much of it almost entirely re-written by its able author, who, from being a practical veterinary surgeon, and withal a great lover and excellent judge of the animal, is particularly well qualified to write the history of the noblest of quadrupeds. Messrs. Lea and...
Page 193 - Agriculture is the most healthful, the most useful, and the most noble employment of man.
Page 307 - The mass begins to ferment sooner or later, according to the warmth of the weather, and the maturity of the plant — sometimes in six or eight hours, and sometimes in not less than twenty. The liquor grows hot, throws up a plentiful froth, thickens by degrees, and acquires a blue colour, inclining to a violet ; at this time, without touching the herb, the liquor impregnated with the tincture is let out, by cocks in the bottom, into another vat placed for that purpose, so as to be commanded by the...
Page 101 - The nearer to mid-day or noon, these phases of the moon happen, the more foul or wet, the weather may be expected during the next seven days. 4. The space for this calculation occupies from ten in the forenoon to two in the afternoon. These observations refer principally to Summer, though they affect Spring and Autumn nearly in the same ratio. 5. The Moon's Change, First Quarter, Full, and...