A Compendium of Modern Husbandry: Principally Written During a Survey of Surrey, Made at the Desire of the Board of Agriculture; Illustrative Also of the Best Practices in the Neighbouring Counties, Kent, Sussex, &c.; in which is Comprised an Analysis of Manures Shewing Their Chemical Contents, and the Proper Application of Them to Soils and Plants of All Descriptions; Also an Essay on Timber Exhibiting a View of the Increasing Scarcity of that Important Article, with Hints on the Means of Counteracting It; Together with a Variety of Miscellaneous Subjects Peculiarly Adapted to the the Present State of the Internal Economy of the Kingdom, Volume 3

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Page 265 - On which the Sun more glad impress'd his beams Than in fair evening cloud, or humid bow, When God hath snower'd the earth; so lovely seem'd That landscape : and of pure, now purer air Meets his 'approach, and to the heart inspires Vernal delight and joy, able to drive All sadness but despair...
Page 146 - That being then one plant which has such an organization of parts in one coherent body, partaking of one common life, it continues to be the same plant as long as it partakes of the same life, though that life be communicated to new particles of matter vitally united to the living plant in a like continued organization, conformable to that sort of plants.
Page 265 - That landscape ; and of pure, now purer air Meets his approach, and to the heart inspires Vernal delight and joy, able to drive All sadness but despair : now gentle gales, Fanning their odoriferous wings, dispense Native perfumes, and whisper whence they stole Those balmy spoils. As when to them who sail Beyond the Cape of Hope, and now are past...
Page 225 - Court, at any time of the year, glittering with its armed and varnished leaves ? The taller standards at orderly distances, blushing with their natural coral.
Page 426 - Let India boast her plants, nor envy we The weeping amber, or the balmy tree, While by our oaks the precious loads are borne, And realms commanded which those trees adorn.
Page 456 - Content, if hence the unlearn'd their wants may view, The learn'd reflect on what before they knew : Careless of censure, nor too fond of fame ; Still pleased to praise, yet not afraid to blame ; Averse alike to flatter, or offend ; Not free from faults, nor yet too vain to mend.
Page 137 - And mochell mast to the husband did yield, And with his nuts larded many swine : But now the gray moss marred his rine; His bared boughs...
Page 170 - ... and burnt bones is to be applied as before directed, patting it down with the hand. When trees are become hollow, you must scoop out all the rotten, loose, and dead parts of the trunk till you come to the solid wood, leaving the surface smooth ; then cover the hollow, and every part where the canker has been cut out, or branches lopped off, with the Composition ; and, as the edges grow, take care not to let the new wood come in contact with the dead, part of which it may be...
Page 168 - Observations on the diseases, defects, and injuries in all kinds of fruit and forest trees. " with an account of a particular method of cure.
Page 169 - Take one bushel of fresh cow-dung, half a bushel of lime rubbish of old buildings (that from the ceilings of rooms is preferable), half a bushel of wood-ashes, and a sixteenth part of a bushel of pit or river sand : the three last articles are to be sifted fine before they are mixed ; then work them well together with a spade, and afterwards with a wooden beater, until the stuff is very smooth, like fine plaster used for ceilings of rooms.