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Page 309 - Voelcker, and reported in a late number of the Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society...
Page 147 - Elaine's Veterinary Art : a Treatise on the Anatomy, Physiology, and Curative Treatment of the Diseases of the Horse, Neat Cattle, and Sheep. Seventh Edition, revised and enlarged by C. STEEL. 8vo. with Plates and Woodcuts, 18*.
Page 18 - Isles, that crown the ^Egean deep, Fields, that cool Ilissus laves, Or where Maeander's amber waves In lingering labyrinths creep, How do your tuneful echoes languish, Mute, but to the voice of anguish? Where each old poetic mountain Inspiration breathed around...
Page 128 - On a seven-course farm held on a nineteen years' lease, you may reckon that the last five years will be a period of reduced expenditure by the outgoing tenant and of exhaustive cropping. Then the first seven years of the new lease will be a period of liberal expenditure and gradual restoration of productive power. For the next seven years you may expect the farm, unless it has been greatly reduced, to be in full fertility ; and then begins again the evil cycle of exhaustion.
Page 166 - MONMOUTHSHIRE. — The farms are usually entered upon at Candlemas. The outgoing tenant takes an away-going crop of wheat on one-third or one-quarter of the arable land, according to the system under which the farm has been worked. In some localities he has to leave a " land-share,
Page 428 - ... and carrying out before the 1st day of June following, the corn, grain, and pulse, grown on the farm in the last year of the tenancy, and to permit the tenant to retain possession of the barns or dressinghouses until that date. VI. THE tenant is to cultivate and manage the farm during the first sixteen years of the term according to his own judgment, and to have full power during such time to dispose of all or any portion of the produce of the farm by sale or otherwise. DURING the last four years...
Page 92 - Be not served with kinsmen, or friends, or men intreated to stay ; for they expect much, and do little : nor with such as are amorous, for their heads are intoxicated. And keep rather two too few, than one too many. Feed them well, and pay them with the most ; and then thou mayest boldly require service at their hands.
Page 149 - ... a fast horse should be under circumstances to do his best, he should be as much at his ease in his harness and general rig as possible. If he is not, he is placed at almost as much disadvantage as if sore or stiff, or suffering from some bodily ailment. You may see horses brought out of the stable to trot with a very tight check to keep their heads up, and a tight martingale to keep it down. Such a horse is in irons; and when to this is added a dead drag at the reins, and no movement of the bit...
Page 52 - ... heat, is formed into fat. The excess of food Nature places upon the muscles in the form of fat, in order that if the animal be subsequently, through any misfortune, deprived of food, its days of feasting may in some measure minister to the necessities of its days of fasting. Of course, under such an arrangement, it is essential for fattening purposes, that the animal should be kept at a proper temperature, otherwise no fat can be formed from these materials. Warmth and repose, with absence of...
Page 263 - The man who works upon brass and iron, works with instruments and upon materials of which the temper is always the same, or very nearly the same. But the man who ploughs the ground with a team of horses or oxen, works with instruments of which the health, strength, and temper are very different upon different occasions. The condition of the materials which he works upon too is as variable as that of the instru- • ments which he works with, and both require to be managed with much judgment and discretion.

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