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Page 184 - Colonies at home; or, Means for rendering the industrious labourer independent of parish relief, and for providing for the poor population of Ireland by the cultivation of the soil.
Page 182 - England will see the world unpeopled first." — " Englishmen have the physical capability of living on potatoes as much as other men, but fortunately they have not the habit ; and though it might be wrong to say they would starve first in their own proper persons, they will utterly refuse to multiply upon such diet, the effect of which on population is ultimately the same.
Page 461 - To Preserve Seeds. — THE following has been recommended as a certain preventive against birds taking seeds out of the ground in gardens, &c. Mix together one pound of gas-tar...
Page 183 - The opinion of society therefore, is what in the long run determines and keeps up the rate of recompense in this class as well as in the other; and, though there may be individual exceptions, men in general will break, sooner than not live up to what is expected from them. The difficulty is not in finding men who will live up to this mark, but in finding men who will live within their means. The profits of stock, like wages, may be momentarily elevated or depressed by the fluctuations in the proportion...
Page 78 - The plan of this work affords a valuable hint to agricultural surveyors, by showing the connection which always subsists between the geology of a country and its agriculture. It also shows the great importance of the study of geology. Delamarre...
Page 142 - The following season the two uppermost shoots are to he headed down to three eyes, placed in such a manner as to throw out one leading shoot, and one shoot on each side ; the two lowermost shoots are to be headed down to two eyes, so as to throw out one leading shoot, and one shoot on the uppermost side, as shown in Fig.
Page 152 - Take, a common hand-glass, the hexagonal or any other form will do (fig. 45.1 '• remove in the apex the whole or part of three of the panes (a, b, c.). Then take a second hand-glass, which must be of the same form as the first, and place it on the roof of the first, so that the sides of the one may coincide with the sides of the other ; then all the interstices between the bottom of the one and the eaves of the other, (at...
Page 161 - ... consists of the same metal united to oxygen. When water is present, which can afford oxygen to the sodium, soda may be obtained in several modes from salt. The same reasoning will apply to the operation of the pure mineral alkali, or the carbonated alkali, as to that of the vegetable alkali ; and when common salt acts as a manure, it is probably by entering into the composition of the plant in the same manner as gypsum, phosphate of lime, and the alkalies.
Page 448 - an excellent observer in his time, by whom this plant was discovered ; and in honour of Mr. Allan Cunningham, the very deserving botanist who accompanied Mr. Oxley in his first expedition into the interior of New South Wales, and Captain King in all his voyages of survey of the coast of New Holland,") lanceolata, the Pfnus lanccoliita or Araticaris lanceolata of botanists ; Contferae.
Page 183 - Though he may do without some or other of these things in a certain degree when necessity presses hardest, he cannot and will not do without them in the main. If therefore he is a man of foresight, he will at all events defer adding to the population of shopkeepers, till he sees a fair prospect of supporting a family in the way which public opinion pronounces to be respectable.