The Farmers Magazine Volume The Sixth


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Side 300 - With all its imperfections, however, we may perhaps say of it what was said of the laws of Solon, that, though not the best in itself, it is the best which the interests, prejudices, and temper of the times would admit of. It may perhaps in due time prepare the way for a better.
Side 219 - But one great advantage of any measure which shall remove or diminish the evils of the present system is, that it will in the same degree remove the obstacles which now impede the progress of instruction and intercept its results, and will afford a great scope to the operation of every instrument which may be employed for elevating the intellectual and moral condition of the poorer classes.
Side 298 - Romans used their twigs for binding their vines and tying their reeds in bundles, and made all sorts of baskets of them. A crop of willows was considered so valuable in the time of Cato, that he ranks the salictum, or willow field, next in value to the vineyard and the garden.
Side 49 - Table annexed, we cannot estimate the number of persons in Ireland out of work and in distress during thirty weeks of the year at less than 585,000, nor the number of persons dependent upon them at less than 1,800,000, making in the whole 2,385,000.
Side 367 - ... wolves and bears, against whose approach they are continually on the watch, and to whom they at once offer battle. So well aware are the sheep of the fatherly care of these dogs, and that they themselves have nothing to fear from them, that they crowd around them, as if they really sought their protection ; and dogs and sheep may be seen resting together, or trotting after the shepherd in the most perfect harmony. There is no such sight to be witnessed in these mountains as " sheep driving" ;...
Side 199 - ... the provisions of an act passed in the sixth and seventh years of the reign of his late Majesty King William the Fourth, and intituled " An Act for the Commutation of Tithes in England and Wales...
Side 270 - ... day ; he receives a chicken for his hawk, a peck of oats for his horse, and a loaf of bread for his greyhound. They all dine ; after which the master blows three blasts with his horn, and...
Side 209 - ... as if by the hand ; and so completely was the thatching pulled off, that the immediate removal of the corn became necessary. The sparrow and other birds burrow into the stack, and pilfer the corn ; but the deliberate operation of unroofing the edifice appears to be the habit of this bunting alone.
Side 219 - ... laboring population is now subject, than to afford new means of prosperity and virtue. We are perfectly aware, that for the general diffusion of right principles and habits we are to look not so much to any economic arrangements and regulations as to the influence of a moral and religious education...
Side 98 - ... on bad, but the labourers themselves received the same pay, whether good or bad2. As a last resort there was the parish pit. The labourers loathed it, but now and then they took it philosophically. At Mildenhall in Suffolk "the paupers form themselves into two gangs, which they denominate the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The House of Commons was engaged at the bottom of the pit, loosening the hard earth, digging the gravel, and throwing it up to the Lords, who were placed above them,...

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