On the Agriculture of Suffolk

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Longman and Company, 1849 - Agriculture - 324 pages

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Page 157 - I know not what epithet to give this soil ; sterility falls short of the idea ; a hungry vitriolic gravel — I occupied for nine years the jaws of a wolf. A nabob's fortune would sink in the attempt to raise good arable crops in such a country...
Page 171 - Instead of entering the solitary lord of 4,000 acres, in the keen atmosphere of lofty rocks and mountain torrents, with a little creation rising gradually around me, making the desert smile with cultivation, and grouse give way to industrious population, active and energetic, though remote and tranquil ; and every instant of my existence making two blades of grass to grow where not one was found before — behold me at a desk, in the smoke, the fog, the din of Whitehall.
Page 183 - I may call for the attention of farmers anxious .to become acquainted with real improvements in agriculture, to this account of Mr. Moseley's system ; which is one of the best imagined arrangements that has been discovered. One ploughing puts in the winter tares ; that earth is given in autumn, and consequently opens the soil to the influence of frosts ; as the spring advances, and the sun becomes powerful enough to exhale the humidity, and with it the nutritious particles of the land, the crop advances...
Page 73 - Good bread and good drink, a good fire in the hall, Brawn, pudding, and souse, and good mustard withal. Beef, mutton, and pork, shred pies of the best, Pig, veal, goose, and capon, and turkey well drest, Cheese, apples, and nuts, jolly Carols to hear, As then in the country, is counted good cheer.
Page 50 - A complete body of husbandry, collected from the practice and experience of the most considerable farmers in Britain...
Page 79 - The sun in the south, or else southly and west, Is joy to the hop, as a welcomed guest; But wind in the north, or else northerly east, To the hop is as ill as a fray in a feast.
Page 295 - Save elm, ash, and crab tree, for cart and for plough, Save step for a stile, of the crotch of the bough : Save hazel for forks, save sallow for rake ; Save hulver and thorn, thereof flail to make.
Page 166 - Young, on more than one occasion, gave expression to some very singular ideas on politics, and soon after the Peace published a declaration in the newspapers, saying that he had purchased lands in the Crimea, where no tax-gatherer is seen, and inviting his countrymen to emigrate with him to that blissful region. He was on his return through Russia from selling this tract of country (said to amount to 9000 acres), when his death occurred.
Page 156 - ... that the former ought to flourish to the full cultivation of the land before the latter should take place as articles of commerce. In this year (1765) he married Miss Martha Allen of Lynn, a lady of a very respectable family, whose sister was the second wife of the celebrated Dr. Burney of Chelsea. She was the great-granddaughter of John Allen, Esq., of Lyng House, in the county of Norfolk, who, according to the Count de Boullainvilliers, was the first person who used marl as a manure in that...
Page 308 - Here's a health to the barley mow ! Here's a health to the man Who very well can Both harrow, and plough, and sow ! " When it is well sown, See it is well mown,— Both raked and gavelled clean. And a barn to lay it in. Here's a health to the man Who very well can Both thrash, and fan it clean !

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