The Whistler at the Plough: Containing Travels, Statistics, and Descriptions of Scenery & Agricultural Customs in Most Parts of England: with Letters from Ireland: Also "Free Trade and the League;" a Biographical History, Volumen1


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Página 197 - When lime, whether freshly burnt or slacked, is mixed with any moist fibrous vegetable matter, there is a strong action between the lime and the vegetable matter, and they form a kind of compost together, of which a part is usually soluble in water. By this kind of operation lime renders matter, which was before comparatively inert, nutritive...
Página 395 - Above the green elms, that a cottage was near, And I said, " If there's peace to be found in the world, A heart that is humble might hope for it here...
Página 84 - John Bright is, in talent, a second Peel ; he was born in the same atmosphere. Let his career be observed — he has entered upon it.
Página 219 - The advantages of trenching over summer fallow are, in my opinion, very decided, as it is not only cheaper, but, as far as I can yet judge, much more effectual. I am so satisfied of this, not only from the experiments above noticed, but from the apparent condition of the land after it has carried the crop, that I have this autumn cultivated about a hundred acres with the spade, and the crops at present are very promising.
Página 202 - Since the period when the last statistical account was written, the state of the parish has been much improved ; farms, which were entirely pastoral, now bear luxuriant crops, the fields have been neatly inclosed with...
Página 600 - A truism," you may exclaim in Manchester ; " we know all this : tell us something new." Were this paper only to be read in Manchester, or within fifty miles of it, what has just been said, and what is about to be said, would probably be omitted.
Página 191 - ... there, and a few more, stunted and denuded of their ornamental branches, beyond, this park, with its fine valleys and finer eminences, once so magnificently wooded, now so shabbily bare, opened upon our view. The road went towards the left and again wheeled to the right. On the brow of a gentle slope stood the castle, like a huge ill-shaped barn — grey, treeless, shelterless, and in most part roofless.
Página 218 - ... could be had ; and as, in all agricultural operations, losing time is losing money, — as the rent must be paid whether the land is carrying a crop or not ; so that in taking one year to fallow the land, and another to grow the crop, two years' rent must be charged against the crop, or at least there must be a rent charged against the rotation of crops for the year the land was fallowed. As I felt satisfied that, by trenching with the spade, the land would derive all the advantage of a summer...

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