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Page 417 - To make two blades of grass grow where but one grew before is the secret of agricultural wealth.
Page 252 - England under the name of the " new disease," by the virulence of which thousands of cattle are carried off annually, and against which all medical aid has up to this period proved insufficient to check its infectious ravages, I have not lost sight of this important question, and the various improvements which longer experience has introduced into this new system; and I consider that I should be failing in my duty if I did not call your Lordship's attention to a report which has been forwarded to...
Page 113 - ... stallions, into the pasture grounds. It is constantly observed that these horses become the sires of a race to which the ambling pace is natural and requires no teaching.
Page 212 - Having brought my subject through the first period of its technical history, the preparation of the fibre, I may perhaps be permitted to say a few words on the state of the flax industry generally in our own and in other countries, from some of which we draw annually large supplies of fibre. In England, in 1851, the Factory Inspectors...
Page 111 - ... is as applicable to faulty and disproportioned as to beautiful and symmetrical form, to diseased and debilitated as to healthy and vigorous constitution, to gentle and tractable as to fiery and indomitable disposition. The size, weight, general appearance, expression of countenance, fleetness, and temper of the horse are all hereditary. Many illustrations might be given of particular families being remarkable, during several generations, for good or bad points, as for well...
Page 536 - Pigs — if we consider that it is the results obtained under the subtle agency of animal life, that we are seeking to measure and express in figures — and if we also bear in mind the various sources of modification to which our actual figures must be submitted, in order to attain their true indications, we think...
Page 225 - I united with animals of another mixed breed, picking out the best I could find on the borders of La Beauce and Touraine, which blended the Tourangelle and native Merino blood of those other two districts.
Page 220 - The lambs thrive, wear a beautiful appearance, and complete the joy of the breeder No sooner are the lambs weaned than their strength, their vigour, and their beauty begin to decay At last the constitution gives way .... he remains stunted for life : " the constitution being thus proved unstable or unadapted to the requirements. How, then, did M.