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Page 287 - Self-love but serves the virtuous mind to wake, As the small pebble stirs the peaceful lake; The centre moved, a circle straight succeeds, Another still, and still another spreads; Friend, parent, neighbour, first it will embrace; His country next, and next all human race; Wide and more wide, the' o'erflowings of the mind Take every creature in of every kind: Earth smiles around, with boundless bounty bless'd, And Heaven beholds its image in his breast.
Page 379 - These facts, and my own experience, lead to the conclusion that the town sewage water should be collected and raised to the required altitude in as concentrated a condition as possible, but that it should be distributed and applied to the land in such a state of dilution with water as may be required by the season of the year, the state of the weather, and the quantity of moisture in the soil.
Page 240 - ... from minute inquiries made of several individuals who were concerned in letting off the water, and of several gentlemen who were present at the legal investigation which it occasioned, I possessed myself of the following facts. Long Lake, before it...
Page 30 - Yet, where an equal poise of hope and fear Does arbitrate the event, my nature is That I incline to hope, rather than fear, And gladly banish squint suspicion.
Page 204 - the crops on a field diminish or increase in exact proportion to the diminution or increase of the mineral substances conveyed to it in manure...
Page 98 - a cellular body, possessing vitality, living by absorption through its outer surface, and secreting starch.
Page 265 - The jury, under his lordship's direction, found a verdict for the defendant ; Mr.
Page 194 - ... being still extremely limited, and the management in every stage, both of the culture and manufacturing into flax, very defective. This is the more to be regretted, as there can be little doubt that immense quantities might be raised in Britain with little labour, and that too upon soils where hardly anything else will grow ; and every part of the management, from the time of sowing, till it is manufactured into flax, very easily taught to the country people.
Page 33 - ... believed by many to have been the foundation of the agricultural progress of Lincolnshire. Entering the county from the south, an extensive district of fenland, described in our last letter, is traversed, reaching up to the city of Lincoln, where, on the summit of the hill, rise the towers of the stately cathedral. At this higher level, some 150 feet above the vale, stretches a tract of dry turnip land running north and south of the city about 40 miles, and still known as Lincoln-heath.