General View of the Agriculture of the County of Somerset: With Observations on the Means of Its Improvement

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R. Cruttwell, 1798 - Agriculture - 336 pages
 

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Page ii - Majefty, and both Houfes of Parliament ; and afterwards a general Report on the prefent ftate of the country, and the means of its improvement, may be fyftematically arranged, according to the various fubje&s connecTted with agriculture.
Page ii - Under one or other of these heads, every point of real importance that can tend to promote the general happiness of a great nation, seems to be included.
Page iii - ... the following form was pitched upon, as one that would include in it all the particulars which it was necessary to notice in an Agricultural Survey. As the other Reports will be reprinted in the same manner, the reader will thus be enabled to find out at once where any point is treated of, to which he may wish to direct his attention. PLAN OF THE RE-PRINTED REPORTS. Preliminary Observations.
Page vii - PERFECTION in such inquiries is not in the power of any body of men to obtain at once, whatever may be the extent of their views or the vigour of their exertions. If Louis XIV.
Page i - Empire, will necessarily have it in view to examine the sources of public prosperity, in regard to various important particulars. Perhaps the following is the most natural order for carrying on such important investigations; namely, to ascertain, 1. The riches to be obtained from the surface of the national territory.
Page vii - Measures calculated for that Purpose. APPENDIX. PERFECTION in such inquiries is not in the power of any body of men to obtain at once, whatever may be the extent of their views or the vigour of their exertions.
Page vii - Baville. Had what the king directed been as well executed in regard to every province, as it was by this...
Page 22 - So confident, however, are the common miners of its efficacy, that they scarce ever sink a shaft but by its direction ; and those who are dexterous in the use of it, will mark on the surface the course and breadth of the vein ; and after that, with the assistance of the rod, will follow the same course twenty times following blind-folded.
Page i - Empire, will neceflariiy have it in view, to examine the fources of public profperity, in regard to various important particulars. Perhaps the following is the moft natural order for carrying on fuch important inveftigations ; namely, to afcertain, 1.
Page i - The mineral or subterraneous treasures of which the country is possessed. 3. The wealth to be derived from its streams, rivers, canals, inland navigations, coasts, and fisheries ; — and 4. The means of promoting the improvement of the people, in regard to their health...

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