General View of the Agriculture of the County of Argyll: With Observations on the Means of Its Improvement

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Mundell & Son; sold by G. Nicol, London; and by Messrs. Robinson; J. Sewell; Cadell & Davies; William Creech, Edinburgh; and John Archer, Dublin, 1798 - Agriculture - 335 pages

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Page 34 - And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
Page 220 - ... it till it becomes firm and dry; then place it in a wooden hoop ; afterwards to be kept dry on boards, turned frequently, with. cloth binders round it, which are to be tightened as occasion requires. " ' NB The dairy-maid must not be disheartened if she does not succeed perfectly in her first attempt.
Page 220 - ... a sieve to drain gradually, and, as it drains, keep gradually pressing it, till it becomes firm and dry ; then place it in a wooden hoop ; afterwards to be kept dry on boards, turned frequently, with...
Page 44 - Ifles, all civil matters are managed by what is called the " Court of Twelve; in which the commander in chief, the proprietors agent, " and the chaplain, have their feats, in virtue of their offices; the other nine " are chofen by the people. Thefe decide, or rather compromife all diffe" rences, and punifh fmall offences by fines, &c.
Page 27 - ... a year each. The occupiers of these cottages with land annexed to them, were remarkable for bringing up their families in a more neat and decent manner than those whose cottages were without land; and it was this circumstance...
Page 34 - ... morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens.
Page 45 - ... it even be potatoes and herring, or flesh and broth, they have commonly a little bread and milk, by way of dessert or supplement.
Page 108 - Surrey, declares that wood strawberries, blackberries," &c. &c. ripen more early in these valleys, than in the mildest parts of the Low Country, and assures the nobility and gentry, that " there are vast numbers of tracts in the West Highlands, that would ripen apples and pears better than any in the Low Countries of the kingdom.
Page 80 - The brighter in colour, and heavier the feed is, fo much the better : that which, when bruifed, appears of a light or yellowifh green, and frefh in the heart, oily and not dry, and fmells and taftes fweet, and not fufty, may be depended upon.
Page 126 - planted in 1764, with various kinds of firs mixed with young " oaks. The firs have been felled by degrees for rails, joifts, fpars, and other ufes, to the value of 25l. and have left a " grove of healthy and promifing oaks.

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