The New England Farmer, Volume 4

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J. Nourse, 1852 - Agriculture

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Page 299 - It is in a law .respecting the duties of the governesses of the king's daughters : — " They are to endeavour, as much as may be, that the king's daughters be moderate and seemly in eating and drinking, and also in their carriage and dress, and of good manners in all things, and especially that they be not given to anger ; for, besides the wickedness that lieth in it, it is the thing in the world that most easily leadeth women to do ill. And they ought to teach them to be handy in performing those...
Page 413 - THOU hidest thy face, they are troubled : THOU takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust. THOU sendest forth thy spirit, they are created : And THOU renewest the face of the earth.
Page 240 - My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
Page 42 - Why? They did not a particle of good in the world, and none were blessed by them, none could point to them as the instruments of their redemption ; not a line they wrote, not a word they spoke could be recalled, and so they perished, their light went out in darkness, and they were not remembered more than the insects of yesterday. Will you thus live and die, O man immortal ! Live for something. Do good, and leave behind you a monument of virtue that the storms of time can never destroy.
Page 159 - And here let me say a word in favor of those vicissitudes which are too often made the subject of exclusive repining. If they annoy us occasionally by changes from hot to cold, from wet to dry, they give us one of the most beautiful climates in the world. They give us the brilliant sunshine of the south of Europe, with the fresh verdure of the north. They float our summer sky with clouds of gorgeous tints or fleecy whiteness, and send down cooling showers to refresh the panting earth and keep it...
Page 436 - Lord, bless and preserve that dear person whom Thou hast chosen to be my husband : let his life be long and blessed, comfortable and holy ; and let me also become a great blessing and comfort unto him, a sharer in all his joys, a refreshment in all his sorrows, a meet helper for him in all accidents and chances of the world. Make me amiable for ever in his eyes, and very dear to him. Unite his heart to me in the dearest union of love and holiness, and mine to him in all sweetness, and charity, and...
Page 246 - Why do you plant trees, who cannot hope to eat the fruit of them ?" He raised himself up, and, leaning upon his spade, replied : "Some one planted trees before I was born, and I have eaten the fruit; I now plant for others, that the memorial of my gratitude may exist when I am dead and gone.
Page 76 - It would require more hands to manage a stock of sheep, gather them from the hills, force them into houses and folds, and drive them to markets, than the profits of the whole stock would be capable of maintaining.
Page 333 - No doubt, the proper time for using liquid manure is when the fruit is beginning to swell, and has acquired, by means of its own green surface, a power of suction capable of opposing that of the leaves. At that time, liquid manure may be applied freely, and continued, from time to time, ae long as the fruit is growing. But, at the first sign of ripening, or even earlier, it should be wholly withheld.
Page 168 - Frequent instances have happened where common ewes have had twins by Ancon rams, when one exhibited the complete marks and features of the ewe, the other of the ram. The contrast has been rendered singularly striking, when one short-legged...

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