British Farmer's Magazine, Issue 54

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James Ridgway, 1868 - Agriculture

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Page 185 - ... tis sweet to view on high The rainbow, based on ocean, span the sky. 'Tis sweet to hear the watch-dog's honest bark Bay deep-mouth'd welcome as we draw near home; 'Tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark Our coming, and look brighter when we come...
Page 87 - Alarm won the chief prize of 100, as the best thororough-bred horse having served mares during the season — which, in the opinion of the judges, is best calculated to improve and perpetuate the breed of the sound and stout thorough-bred horse for general stud purposes.
Page 286 - ... extensive demand, and therefore worthy of the farmer's attention. The manufacture of sugar from beet-root may yet be found very profitable to the English agriculturist, and ought not to be excluded from consideration. With the great mass of consumers bread still forms the chief article of consumption ; but iii the manufacturing districts, where wages are good, the use of butchers...
Page 284 - Newmarch, lately expressed in this room, in which I generally concur. It was to the effect that the consumption of bread is very constant, that everything is given up before bread, and that bread being the staff of life it must be had by the people whatever the price may be. This view is confirmed by inquiries which I have since made among some of the leading bakers in the most densely peopled quarters of Whitechapel in the east, and the Harrow Road in the north-west, one of whom has been thirty...
Page 1 - This is probably owing to the stagnation of surface water, and also to the habits of the people ; as much less cold water is used in the depth of winter than at other times. So great is the value of temperature, that a crop under sewage irrigation may be seen growing even at the time of a severe frost.
Page 182 - It is the wife's occupation to winnow all manner of corn, to make malt, to wash and wring, to make hay, to shear corn, and in time of need to help her husband to fill the muckwain, or dung-cart...
Page 196 - And this part of my invention relates only to sucking away the plenum of dusty air forced through the stones, and not to employing a sufficient exhausting power, to induce a current of air between the mill-stones without a blast.
Page 286 - ... necessary of life. Every intelligent farmer ought to keep this " steadily in view. Let him produce as much as he can of the " articles which have shown a gradual tendency to increase in
Page 284 - Jd. in 1864, to 9d., the present price, must produce some effect on the total consumption. With that belief, I will assume that every 10 per cent of additional price on the loaf, diminishes the consumption by at least one per cent.
Page 305 - On the motion of the chairman, the secretary was instructed to convey the thanks of the board to the Town Council for their liberality.

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