Outlines of a new plan for tilling & fertilizing land

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Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1840 - 214 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة iv - Thou crownest the year with thy goodness ; and thy paths drop fatness. They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side. The pastures are clothed with flocks ; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.
الصفحة 114 - If a man was to compare the effect of a single stroke of the pickaxe, or of one impression of the spade, with the general design and last result, he would be overwhelmed by the sense of their disproportion ; yet those petty operations, incessantly continued, in time surmount the greatest difficulties, and mountains are levelled, and oceans bounded, by the slender force of human beings.
الصفحة 115 - I was again called from home, and have not had it in my power since to pay any attention to my...
الصفحة 115 - ... serving it, that our horses, black cattle, sheep, &c. are not inferior to the best of their respective kinds, which have been imported from England. Nor is the wool of our sheep inferior to that of the common sort with you. As a proof, after the peace of Paris in 1783, and my return to the occupations of a farmer, I paid particular attention to my breed of sheep, (of which I usually kept about seven or eight hundred). By this attention, at the shearing of 1789, the fleeces yielded me the average...
الصفحة 202 - ... class, in the first place, new compositions of things, such as manufactures in the most ordinary sense of the word ; secondly, all mechanical inventions, whether made to produce old or new effects, for a new piece of mechanism is certainly a thing made. Under the practice of making we may class all new artificial manners of operating with the hand, or with instruments in common use, new processes in any art producing effects useful to the public.
الصفحة 94 - If rain falls in excess, the water is thrown off by the engine ; if the weather is dry, the sluices can be opened, and the water let in from the river. The engines are required to work four months out of...
الصفحة 202 - States, shall allege that he or they have invented any new or useful art, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new or useful improvement on any art, machine, or composition of matter...
الصفحة 125 - I have now had three years' experience of the practice, and am decidedly of opinion, that the fatting stock thrive quicker and the sheep with their lambs, also, do better than out of doors.
الصفحة 158 - Their cloths are woven by the country-weavers, and dressed by the dyers in the neighbourhood. Their tartans and plaids are universally admired for fineness of fabric, brilliancy of colours, and the taste displayed in the variety of setts or patterns. This display of ingenuity and industry is by no means confined to the common people...
الصفحة 94 - From 8 to 9 Ibs. of Newcastle coal would, with this engine, be found to do the same quantity of work. I have drained two districts of fen-land, near March, in Cambridgeshire, where the engine's power bears about the proportion of 10 horses...

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