Georgical Essays, Volume 1

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Alexander Hunter
T. Wilson and R. Spence, 1803 - Agriculture
 

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Page 149 - Eternal Maker has ordain'd The powers of man : we feel within ourselves His energy divine : he tells the heart, He meant, he made us to behold and love What he beholds and loves, the general orb Of life and being ; to be great like him, Beneficent and active. Thus the men < Whom Nature's works can charm, with God himself Hold converse ; grow familiar, day by day, With his conceptions, act upon his plan, And form to his the relish of their souls.
Page 367 - But one the lofty follower of the sun, Sad when he sets, shuts up her yellow leaves, Drooping all night; and, when he warm returns, Points her enamour'd bosom to his ray.
Page 101 - And hardly do we guess aright at things that are upon earth, and with labour do we find the things that are before us: but the things that are in heaven who hath searched out?
Page 218 - Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times ; and the turtle, and the crane, and the swallow, observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.
Page 82 - Sun-flower, nearly of the same size, which had eight main roots, reaching fifteen inches deep and sideways from the stem: It had besides a very thick bush of lateral roots, from the eight main roots, which extended every way in a Hemisphere, about nine inches from the stem and main roots. In order to get an estimate of the length of all the roots, I took one of the main roots, with its laterals, and measured and weighed them, and then weighed the other seven roots, with their laterals, by which means...
Page 150 - All sheep and oxen : yea, and the beasts of the field ; The fowls of the air, and the fishes of the sea : and whatsoever walketh through the paths of the seas.
Page 34 - ... vessels absorb the nutriment from the intestines ; and as the oily and watery parts of our food are perfectly united into a milky liquor, by means of the spittle, pancreatic juice, and bile, before they enter the lacteals, we have all the reason imaginable to keep up the analogy, and suppose that the oleaginous and watery parts of the soil are also incorporated, previous to their being taken up by the absorbent vessels of the plant.
Page 520 - No doubt they may at firft mow a gratefulnefs for better foil and more fun by fhooting out fpontaneoufly, but if the plant or tree is fo altered by this luxury that it cannot attain any degree of perfection fit for the purpofes intended, the attempt certainly proves in vain. From what is faid above, it is not at all my intention to...
Page 27 - ... be laid on with lime, chalk, marl, or soap ashes, so as to render the oily particles miscible with water. The book of nature may be displayed to show that oily particles constitute the nourishment of plants in their embryo state ; and, by a fair inference, we may suppose that something of the same nature is continued to them as they advance in growth. The oily seeds, as rape, hemp, line, and turnip, consist of two lobes, which, when spread upon the surface, form the seminal leaves. In them the...
Page 201 - Cover the vessel with a thick cloth, and set it in a place of moderate warmth ; leave it at rest twenty-four hours ; at the end of which time the milk will have become sour, and a thick substance will be gathered on...

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