English Farming, Past and Present

Longmans, Green, 1912 - 504 pagina's
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Pagina 203 - They will here meet with rutts which I actually measured four feet deep, and floating with mud only from a wet summer...
Pagina 352 - Soon shall thy arm, unconquered steam, afar Drag the slow barge or drive the rapid car ; Or, on wide-waving wings expanded, bear The flying chariot through the fields of air...
Pagina 60 - ... for years, lives, and at will, whereupon much of the yeomanry lived, were turned into demesnes. This bred a decay of people, and, by consequence, a decay of towns, churches, tithes, and the like.
Pagina 434 - ... a convenient stock of flax hemp wool thread iron and other necessary ware and stuff to set the poor on work: and also competent sums of money for and towards the necessary relief of the lame impotent old blind and such other among them being poor and not able to work...
Pagina 436 - ... to be inconvenient and oppressive, inasmuch as it often prevents an industrious poor person from receiving such occasional relief as is best suited to the peculiar case of such poor person, and inasmuch as in certain cases it holds out conditions of relief injurious to the comfort and domestic situation and happiness of such poor persons.
Pagina 203 - A more dreadful road cannot be imagined. I was obliged to hire two men at one place to support my chaise from overturning. Let me persuade all travellers to avoid this terrible country, which must either dislocate their bones with broken pavements, or bury them in muddy sand.
Pagina 426 - The Reformed Husband-Man; or a brief Treatise of the Errors, Defects, and Inconveniences of our English Husbandry, in ploughing and sowing for corn...
Pagina 235 - Nor is it in the view of productiveness alone, that such an enclosure is to be wished: the morals of the whole surrounding country demand it imperiously. The vicinity is filled with poachers, deer-stealers, thieves, and pilferers of every kind : offences of almost every description abound so much, that the offenders are a terror to all quiet and welldisposed persons; and Oxford gaol would be uninhabited, were it not for this fertile source of crimes.
Pagina 447 - Pease or Beans. If the produce of and imported from any British Possession out of Europe; Wheat, Barley...
Pagina 118 - Come, Brethren of the water, and let us all assemble, To treat upon this Matter, which makes us quake and tremble ; For we shall rue...

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