General View of the Agriculture and Mineralogy, Present State and Circumstances of the County Wicklow: With Observations on the Means of Their Improvement, Drawn Up for the Consideration of the Dublin Society ...

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Fraisberry & Campbell, 1801 - Agriculture - 284 pages
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Page 61 - This impossibility of making so complete and entire a separation of all the different branches of labour employed in agriculture, is perhaps the reason why the improvement of the productive powers of labour in this art, does not always keep pace with their improvement in manufactures. The most opulent nations, indeed, generally excel all their...
Page 61 - The occasions for those different sorts of labour returning with the different seasons of the year, it is impossible that one man should be constantly employed in any one of them.
Page 24 - The larger, about a mile in length, and half a mile in breadth, the lesser, about half a mile in circumference.
Page 8 - ... this district, and of enabling every one interested in the •welfare of this country, to examine it fully, and contribute his mite to its improvement. The Society do not deem...
Page 110 - ... smooth, udders white, yet not fleshy, but thin and loose when empty, to hold the greater quantity of milk, but large when full ; provided with large dug-veins to fill it, and with four elastic teats, in order that the milk may be more easily drawn off.
Page 148 - Wexford, in the twelfth century, by "an old song, in the language of these baronies, which has been handed down, by tradition, from the arrival of the colony in Ireland.
Page 23 - Refearches have been made for the gold, amidft the fand and gravel along the run of the brook for near half a mile in length ; but it is only about one hundred and fifty yards above...
Page 284 - Survey; and they desire, that nothing contained in it be considered as their sentiments ; they have only published it, as the report of the gentleman, whose name is affixed, and they publish it for the comments and observations of all persons, which they entreat to be given freely, and without reserve. It is therefore requested, that the observations on reading this...
Page 136 - Wexford is the market to which the colony resorted, to dispose of the produce of their farms, and in this market all things are bought and sold in the modern English dialect ; this also is another cause of the decline of the language of the colonists, but not one word of Irish is understood or spoken in these two baronies;* still they preserve many words and phrases of their original language, and some original songs, which, having been committed to writing, will exist as long as the people.

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