The California Culturist: A Journal of Agriculture, Horticulture, Mechanism and Mining, Volume 1

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Towne & Hacon, Printers., 1859 - Agriculture
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Page 131 - are the most valuable citizens. They are the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country, and wedded to its liberty and interests, by the most lasting bonds.
Page 218 - off the boughs each morn We brush mellifluous dews, and find the ground Cover'd with pearly grain. Yet God hath here Varied his bounty so with new delights As may compare with Heaven.
Page 483 - is healthy ; you can hardly put more upon a man than he can bear. Worry is rust upon the blade. It is not the revolution that destroys the machinery, but the friction. Fear secretes acid, but love and trust are sweet juices.
Page 195 - those of nutrition, are also supplied by the food, the oxygen, after consuming the fat in the system, combines with other solid parts of the body and consumes them also. Toward the end the particles of the brain begin to undergo the process of
Page 66 - In this state where tobacco, corn, and wheat have been continued for a century, many districts are no longer cultivated. Liebig says, " that from every acre of this land, there were removed in the space of one hundred years, twelve hundred pounds of alkalies, in leaves, grain and straw.
Page 150 - what is the cause that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not inquire wisely
Page 150 - anything but deformity. The litter of a farmyard gathered under the windows of his bed-chamber, and the cabbages and gooseberry bushes grew close to his hall door. His
Page 458 - no fortifications as extensive as the Chinese wall; we have no Artesian wells that can at all approach in depth to some of theirs ; we have not yet resorted to the practice of obtaining coal-gas from the interior of the earth ; they have borings for that purpose more than 3,000 feet deep.
Page 287 - that period of culture, during which the land is exposed to a progressive disintegration, by means of the influence of the atmosphere, for the purpose of rendering a certain quantity of alkalies capable of being appropriated by plants. " Now it is evident that the careful tilling of fallow-land, must increase and accelerate this disintegration. For the
Page 293 - but every man has an exceptional respect for tillage, and a feeling that this is the original calling of his race ; that he himself is only excused from it by some circumstances which

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