General View of the Agriculture of Shropshire: With Observations

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G. and W. Nicol, 1812 - 368 páginas
 

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This book is advertised by Google as the General View of the Agriculture of Shropshire but the copy scanned is actually that for Monmouth. Beware!

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Página 51 - Should this root ever become in any part of Europe, like rice in some rice countries, the common and favourite vegetable food of the people, so as to occupy the same proportion of the lands in tillage, which wheat and other sorts of grain for human food do at present, the same quantity of cultivated land would maintain a much greater number of people ; and the labourers being generally fed with potatoes, a greater surplus would remain after replacing all the stock, and maintaining all the labour...
Página v - Reports thus reprinted, as it is impossible to consider them yet in a perfect state ; and that it will thankfully acknowledge any additional information which may still be communicated : an invitation of which, it is hoped, many will avail themselves, as there is no circumstance from which any one can derive more real satisfaction, than that of contributing, by every possible means, to promote the improvement of his Country.
Página 52 - The chairmen, porters, and coal-heavers in London, and those unfortunate women who live by prostitution, the strongest men and the most beautiful women perhaps in the British dominions, are said to be, the greater part of them, from the lowest rank of people in Ireland, who are generally fed with this root. No food can afford a more decisive proof of its nourishing quality, or of its being peculiarly suitable to the health of the human constitution.
Página 52 - ... the porters and coal-heavers in London, and those unfortunate women who live by prostitution — the strongest men and the most beautiful women, perhaps, in the British dominions — are from the lowest rank of people in Ireland, and fed with the potato
Página 52 - ... in tillage which wheat and other sorts of grain for human food do at present, the same quantity of cultivated land would maintain a much greater number of people, and the labourers being generally fed with potatoes, a greater surplus would remain after replacing all the stock and maintaining all the labour employed in cultivation. A greater share of this surplus, too, would belong to the landlord. Population would increase, and rents would rise much beyond what they are at present.
Página 122 - ... from some place near, Pontnewynydd, into the River Usk, at or near the Town of Newport ; and a Collateral Cut or Canal from the same, at or near a Place called...
Página 145 - THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE, Which may be had of the Publishers of this Volume. Report of the Committee of the Board of Agri. £. id ture on the Culture and Use of Potatoes, 410. 050 Account of Experiments tried by the Board of Agriculture on the Composition of various Sorts of Bread, 410. - - - o I o Letter from the Earl of WINCHILSEA, on the Advantages of Cottagers renting Land, 410.
Página 122 - Canal from, or from some Place near Pontnewynydd, into the River Usk, at or near the Town of Newport, and a Collateral Cut or Canal from the same, at or near a place called Cryndau Farm, to or near to Crumlin Bridge, all in the County of Monmouth; and for making and maintaining Railways, or Stone Roads, from such Cuts or Canals, to several Iron Works and Mines, in the Counties of Monmouth and Brecknock":— Sect.
Página 146 - Seedsmen and Nurserymen to the Board of Agriculture, Corner of Half-Moon-Street, Piccadilly, London : Who also Sell every Article in the Nursery and Seed Line ; and with whom Bailiffs, wanting Places, leave their Address, and particulars of Situations in which they have previously leen.
Página 107 - ... a maximum period of ten years from the date of Union on the minimum balance outstanding at any time during the six-month period preceding payment of interest.

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