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Page 234 - Improvement, and Management of Landed Property, and the Cultivation and Economy of the Animal and Vegetable Productions of Agriculture, including all the latest Improvements. A general History of Agriculture in all Countries, and a Statistical View of its present State, with suggestions for its future progress in the British Isles.
Page 233 - Encyclopaedia of Agriculture ; comprising the Theory and Practice of the Valuation, Transfer, Laying-out, Improvement, and Management of Landed Property, and of the Cultivation and Economy of the Animal and Vegetable Productions of Agriculture; Including all the latest Improvements, a general History of Agriculture in all Countries, a Statistical View of its present State, and Suggestions for its future progress in the British Isles.
Page 185 - Mary's days to wonder; but chiefly when they saw that large diet was used in many of these so homely cottages, insomuch that one of no small reputation amongst them said after this manner: These English, quoth he, have their houses made of sticks and dirt, but they fare commonly so well as the king.
Page 288 - Over the state of saturation, the Horticulturist has little or no control in the open air, but over its velocity he has some command. He can break the force of the blast by artificial means, such as walls, palings, hedges, or other screens; or he may find natural shelter in situations upon the acclivities of hills. Excessive exhalation is very injurious to many of the processes of vegetation, and no small proportion of what is commonly called blight may be attributed to this cause. Evaporation increases...
Page 289 - ... course, and return as much to the radiating body as it emits. The intervention of more substantial obstacles will, of course, equally prevent the result, and the balance of temperature will not be disturbed in any substance which is not placed in the clear aspect of the sky. A portion of a grass-plat, under the protection of a tree or hedge, will generally be found, on a clear night, to be eight or ten degrees warmer than surrounding unsheltered parts; and it is well known to gardeners, that...
Page 234 - 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 179 - I should find it difficult to resist the conclusion, that however the labourer has derived benefit from the cheapness of manufactured commodities, and from many inventions of common utility, he is much inferior in ability to support a family, to his ancestors three or four centuries ago.
Page 234 - A TREATISE on the CULTURE and MANAGEMENT of FRUIT TREES, in which a New Method of Pruning and Training is fully described. To which is added, A New and Improved Edition of On•ERVATIONS on the DISEASES, DEFECTS, and INJURIES in all KINDS of FRUIT and FOREST TREES : with an Account of a Particular METHOD of CURE.