The New Jersey Farmer

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Page 188 - Oh, to abide in the desert with thee ! Wild is thy lay and loud, Far in the downy cloud, Love gives it energy, love gave it birth. Where, on thy dewy wing, Where art thou journeying? Thy lay is in heaven, thy love is on earth. O'er fell and fountain sheen, O'er moor and mountain green, O'er the red streamer that heralds...
Page 27 - Preserve self-possession, and do not be talked out of a conviction. Rise early, and be an economist of time. Maintain dignity without the appearance of pride ; manner is something with everybody, and everything with some.
Page 252 - That yester-morn bloomed waving in the breeze. Sounds the most faint attract the ear, — the hum Of early bee, the trickling of the dew, The distant bleating midway up the hill.
Page 188 - Keep good company or none. Never be idle. If your hands cannot be usefully employed, attend to the cultivation of your mind. Always speak the truth. Make few promises. Live up to your engagements. Keep your own secrets, if you have any. When you speak to a person, look him in the face. Good company and good conversation are the very sinews of virtue. Good character is above all things else.
Page 285 - Every good act, he would say, is charity. Your smiling in your brother's face is charity ; an exhortation of your fellow-man to virtuous deeds is equal to alms-giving ; your putting a wanderer in the right road is charity ; your assisting the blind is charity ; your removing stones and thorns and other obstructions from the road is charity ; your giving water to the thirsty is charity.
Page 284 - tis ever thus, with creatures heavenly fair — Too finely framed to 'bide the brunt, more earthly natures bear ; A little while they dwell with us — blest ministers of love — Then spread the wings we had not seen, and seek their home above.
Page 143 - Our clothing is merely an equivalent for a certain amount of food. The more warmly we are clothed the less urgent becomes the appetite for food, because the loss of heat by cooling, and consequently the amount of heat to be supplied by the food, is diminished.
Page 158 - Earl Fitzwilliam, to represent that his crop of wheat had been seriously injured in a field adjoining a certain wood where his lordship's hounds had, during the winter, frequently met to hunt. He stated that the young wheat had been so cut up and destroyed, that in some parts he could not hope for any produce.
Page 188 - If any one speaks evil of you, let your life be so that none will believe him. Drink no kind of intoxicating liquors. Ever live (misfortune excepted) within your income. When you retire to bed, think over what you have been doing during the day.
Page 168 - ... men well qualified to judge? It exercises likewise a favourable influence by decomposing and absorbing the matters excreted by the roots, so as to keep the soil free from the putrefying substances which are often the cause of the death of the irpongiolœ. Its porosilv, as well as the power which it possesses of" absorbing water with rapidity, and, after its saturation, of allowing all other water to sink through it, are causes also of its favourable effects.

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