On Landed Property, and the Economy of Estates: Comprehending the Relation of Landlord and Tenant, and the Principles and Forms of Leases--farm Buildings, Enclosures, Drains, Embankments, Roads, and Other Rural Works--minerals--and Woods

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Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1844 - Administration of estates - 680 pages

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Page iii - LOW-ON LANDED PROPERTY, And the ECONOMY of ESTATES; comprehending the Relation of Landlord and Tenant, and the Principles and Forms of leases; Farm- Buildings, Enclosures, Drains, Embankments, and other Rural Works; Minerals; and Woods.
Page 607 - Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son ; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycamore fruit:* And the LORD took me as I followed the flock, and the LORD said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.
Page 562 - Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature ; and his top was among the thick boughs.
Page 268 - ... where the wetness began to make its appearance; and, after proceeding with it in this direction and at this depth, he found it did not reach the principal body of subjacent water from which the evil arose. On perceiving this, he was at a loss how to proceed, when one of his servants...
Page 268 - In this manner he soon accomplished the drainage of his whole farm, and rendered it so perfectly dry and sound, that none of his flock was ever after affected with disease. "By the success of this experiment, Mr. Elkington's fame, as a drainer, was quickly and widely extended; and, after having successfully drained several farms in his neighborhood, he was, at last, very generally employed for that purpose, in various parts of the kingdom, till about thirty years ago, when the country had the melancholy...
Page 268 - Having a suspicion that his drain was not deep enough, and desirous to know what strata lay under it, he took the iron bar, and having forced it down about four feet below the bottom of the trench, on pulling it out, to his astonishment, a great quantity of water burst up through the hole he had thus made, and ran along the drain. This led him to the knowledge...
Page 466 - I often tat down to rest me by the way, I was so tired. The work made me look much older than I was. I thought if I kept at this work I should be nothing at all, and so I went to the bank to work.
Page 267 - Prince-Thorp, in the parish of Stretton-upon-Dunsmore, and county of Warwick. The soil of this farm was so poor, and, in many places, so extremely wet, that it was the cause of rotting several hundreds of his sheep, which first induced him, if possible, to drain it This he begun to do, in 1764. in a field of wet clay soil, rendered almost a swamp, or shaking bog, by the springs which issued from an adjoining bank of gravel and sand, and overflowed the surface of the ground below. To drain this field,...
Page 467 - I always work without stockings, shoes, or trowsers. I wear nothing but a shift. I have to go up to the headings with the men. They are all naked there. I am got used to that."— Report on Mines. "As to illicit sexual intercourse it seems to prevail universally, and from an early period of life.
Page 521 - It may be questioned whether, in the whole range of rural occupations, one more interesting pursuit presents itself than the superintendence of a growing wood, presenting to the eye at every season new objects of interest and solicitude. Where is the planter who would wish the workmanship of his hands undone, and who does not look with an honest pride on the beautiful creation which, with a generous spirit, he has raised up around him ?" These considerations present a problem not difficult of solution...

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