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L Junius Moderatus Columella of Husbandry: In Twelve Books and His Book ...
Lucius Junius Moderatus Columella
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Page 355 - ... three times a day: in the morning; at noon; and in the evening to God, the Revealer of the Verses.
Page 93 - Coluinelhi, my uncle, a most learned and diligent husbandman, was frequently wont to do, viz., to throw chalk or marl upon such places as abound in gravel, and to lay gravel upon such as are chalky, and too dense and stiff; and thus he not only raised great...
Page 534 - ... and put it into a new amphora, and daub it and pitch it carefully, that no water at all may enter into it ; then sink the whole amphora into a pond of cold and sweet water, so that no part of it may stand ' out of it ; then, after forty days, take it out of the pond ; thus it will continue sweet for a whole year.
Page 61 - The other sorts of wheat are altogether superfluous, unless any man has a mind to indulge a manifold variety and a vain-glorious fancy. " But of bearded wheat we have commonly seen four sorts in use — namely, that which is called Clusinian, of a shining, bright, white colour ; a bearded wheat, which is called Venuculum — one sort of it is of a fiery red colour, and another sort of it is white, but they are both heavier, than the...
Page 465 - ARIES, in astronomy, a constellation of fixed stars, drawn on the globe in the figure of a ram. It is the first of the twelve signs of the zodiac, from which a twelfth part of the ecliptic takes its denomination.
Page 81 - March, plow it a third time, and harrow it. When you have thus manured the ground, make it, in the manner of a garden, into beds...
Page 93 - ... thought that stuff gathered together out of thickets, and from among briars and thorns, or, in a word, any other sort of earth fetched from any other place, and carried to them, was much better for making a plentiful vintage...
Page 369 - For that antient rustic progeny of Romulus and Numa valued themselves mightily upon this, and thought it a great matter that, if a rural life were compared with a city life, it did not labour under the want of, or come...
Page 464 - Columolla says of March that it ' is the proper time to cleanse meadows, and to defend and secure them from cattle; in warm and dry places indeed that ought to be done even from the month of January,' and Tusser in his calendar for March rhymes : — ' Spare meadow at Gregorie Marshes at Pask For feare of drie Sommer no longer time ask Then hedge them and ditch them, bestow thereon pence. corne, meadow, and pasture aske ahvay good fence.
Page 81 - Afterwards you are at liberty to cut it down as tender and as young as you please after it has sprung up and to give it to horses, but at first you must give it to them more sparingly until they be accustomed to it, lest the novelty of the fodder be hurtful to them, for it blows them and creates much blood. Water it very often after you have cut it. Then after...