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soil-subsoil-elevation--aspect--situation Dr Blake of Weymouth is preparing for tenure, whether in property or on lease the press, in several volumes imperial 4to, rent-burdens on, and size of the farm. a Splendid and Authentic Peerage of the 2. To inquire into the nature of “ Those United Kingdom, from the Earliest Records means of cultivation which are essential to to the Present Day, in which will be given ensure its success :" these are, capital-regu. a genealogical and tabular view of the per- lar accounts arrangement of agricultural sonal descent, original creation, and colla labour-farm servants labourers in husteral branches of every title, whether living bandry-live stock-implements_agriculor extinct; forming at once a clear and com- tural buildings command of .water-diviprehensive history of every family on which sions of fields, and farm roads. 3. To point any distinction had been conferred by the “ The various modes of improving Sovereigns of these kingdoms. It is intende land,” by cultivating wastes enclosing ed, in this Elementary Work, to supersede draining-manuring-paring and burning the cross-reading and numerous parentheses, -fallowing weeding-irrigation-flooding , which render the present pedigrees of our warping-embanking, and planting. 4. nobility so unintelligible.
To explain “ The various modes of occupyA General History of the Quadrupeds of ing land,” in arable culture-grass-woods America, illustrated by coloured plates en -gardens, and orchards. And, 5. To ofgraved from original drawings, is preparing fer some general remarks on “ The means for publication. It will correspond in form of improving a country,” by diffusing inforwith the late Alexander Wilson's splendid mation-by removing obstacles to improveillustrations of American Ornithology. ment, and by positive encouragement.
Mr Overton of Crayford, Kent, has in a The work is intended to form a large volume state of great forwardness, a work in two în octavo, and it will be published early, in volumes 8vo, entitled, The Genealogy of August. Christ, elucidated by Sacred History ; with A work on Biblical Criticism on the Books a New System of Sacred Chronology ; in of the Old Testament, and Translations of which the Addition made by the Seventy Sacred Songs, with notes, critical and exTranslators to the Hebrew, is considered to planatory, by Samuel Horsley, LL.D. refer to the period of the Son of Man before F.R.S. F.A.S. late Lord Bishop of St A. the Fall ; by which the Truth of Scripture saph, is preparing for publication, is demonstrated by its Chronology ; serving The continuation, in octavo, with enas an Antidote to the venomous pen of Vol gravings, is printing, of Travels in South ney.
America, by Messrs Humboldt and Bon. Memoirs, with a Selection from the Cor. pland ; translated from the French, under respondence and other unpublished Writings the superintendence of M. Humboldt, by of the late Mrs Elizabeth Hamilton, are Helen Maria Williams. printing in two crown 8vo volumes.
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Mr Armiger is engaged in researches, Early in July will appear an Introduc. and in the collection of materials for an tion to English Composition and Elocution, English work on Physiology, intended to in four parts, viz.-1. Æsop modernised and supply an acknowledged deficiency in the moralised, in a series of amusing and in- elementary medical books of this country,structive Tales, calculated as Reading Les- to exhibit the present state of that importsons for Youth ; 2. Skeletons of those Tales, ant science, and the extent to which it is indebted to the investigation of British phy. The Rev. J. Joyce's Elements of History siologists.
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