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Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own.-DR. JOHNSON.
HENRY WRIGHT, 51, HAYMARKET.
[From the Proceedings of the Markethill Agricultural Meeting.)
The subject for present consideration, the collection, preservation, and management of manure, is one of the greatest importance to the agricultural community of every country, and must be a paramount object with every good farmer, every successful cultivator of the soil; no economy, no superior management, no scientific or practical knowledge, no system yet discovered, or likely to be discovered, will supersede the necessity for a liberal and constant supply of this important ingredient to our soils. It ought, therefore, to be a great object with every cultivator, how he shall best collect the largest quantity of the best quality, and apply it in the most judicious manner. That a great deal of misconception, error, and ignorance, prevail on this subject, is quite evident, and not by the farmers of Ireland alone, but also of every part of the United Kingdom. Were I asked, what is the chief cause of the poverty or embarrassment of farmers, I should answer, the want of manure the poverty and low condition of their land. Much has been
VOL, VIII, NEW SERIES, No. XXIX.