View of the Agriculture of Middlesex: With Observations on the Means of Its Improvement, and Several Essays on Agriculture in General

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G. and W. Nicol, 1807 - Agricultural geography - 704 pages
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Page 482 - That a general election do take place on the 24th of June in each year, and that each vacancy be filled up a fortnight after it occurs. That the hours for voting be from six o'clock in the morning till six o'clock in the evening.
Page 269 - I AM directed by the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade...
Page 113 - This is, of course, temptation sufficient to induce a great number of poor persons to settle on the borders of such commons. But the mischief does not end here ; for, having gained these trifling advantages, through the neglect or connivance of the Lord of the Manor, it...
Page 29 - O could I flow like thee! and make thy stream My great example, as it is my theme ! Tho
Page 21 - All the land to the south of the road passing from Brentford through Hounslow to Longford, is so nearly level, as to have no more than a proper drainage, and much the greater part...
Page 413 - A considerable cow-keeper in Surrey has a pump of this kind, which goes by the name of the famous black cow (from the circumstance of its being painted black), and is said to yield more than all the rest put together.
Page 342 - This work is very easily done, without using even a dibble or setting-stick ; but when planted, Care must be taken, by hoeing, to keep them as free from weeds as possible ; or, if the ground be too wet for the hoe, a weeding-hook may be used to keep them down : this is absolutely necessary to ensure a good plantation. It is also equally necessary to keep the ground well drained, to prevent the tides remaining upon it any considerable time, for on that also depends the firmness and good quality of...
Page 241 - The peas grown with the intent of being gathered green, and sent in their pods to market, succeed clover, corn, or any other crop. The land appropriated to...
Page 409 - continued to be fed and milked with the same regularity as before " described, until they are turned out to grass, when they continue in " the field all night ; and even, during this season, they are fed with " grains, which are kept sweet and eatable for a considerable length " of time, by being buried in pits made for that purpose1.
Page 412 - ... the profit is surely so large as ought to prevent even the smallest adulteration. But when it is considered how greatly it is reduced by -water, and impregnated with -worse ingredients, it is much to be lamented...

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