A review of the reports to the Board of agriculture, Volume 5

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Page 131 - That a general election do take place on the 24th of June in each year, and that each vacancy be filled up a fortnight after it occurs. That the hours for voting be from six o'clock in the morning till six o'clock in the evening.
Page 460 - Ocean, the first thing which strikes us is, that, the north-east and south-east monsoons, which are found the one on the north and the other on...
Page 426 - Canterbury, which is one of the most extraordinary circumstances that the history of non-communication in this kingdom can furnish. The making the road was opposed — for what measure of common sense could ever be started that would not be opposed ! It was no sooner completed than rents rose from 7.?.
Page 120 - Uxbridge, observes that during the whole of the winter there was but one passable track on it, and that was less than six feet wide and was eight inches deep in fluid sludge. To be in character, on a sliding scale, all the rest of the road was from a foot to eighteen inches deep in adhesive mud, which was better.
Page 451 - ... the fore-legs wide ; round and straight in the barrel, and free from a rising back-bone ; no hanging heaviness in the belly ; wide across the loin ; the space between the hip-bone and the first rib very small ; the hip-bone not to rise high, but to be large and wide ; the loin, and space between the hips...
Page 83 - It is greatly to be lamented, that good servants every year become more scarce and difficult to be found. The best domestics used to be found among the sons and daughters of little farmers ; they were brought up in good principles, and in habits of industry ; but since that valuable order of men has been so generally reduced in every county, and almost annihilated in some, servants are of necessity taken from a lower description of persons, and the consequences are felt in most families.
Page 286 - Tenants by Copy of Court Roll, according to the Custom of the Manor...
Page 463 - The management of the land is uniform ; here and there an exception will be found. The whole is convertible, sometimes into arable, and sometimes pasture. Arable is sown with wheat, barley, or oats, as long as it will bear any; and then grass for eight or ten years, until the land is recovered, and capable again of bearing corn.
Page 48 - A moiety, at least, of the arable land in Berkshire, is still lying in common fields ; and though it is not divided into such very small parcels, as in some other counties, the farmer labours under all the inconvenience of commonable land ; and by that, is withheld, from improving or treating his land, so, as to return the produce which it would do, if entire, and under a good course of hushandry." Principle of Appropriation. — P. 49. " With respect to Tithes, the practice generally followed, in...
Page 423 - HI to the vale, before it meets the clay. The soil of this narrow slip is an excessively stiff calcareous loam on a clay bottom ; it adheres so much to the share, and is so very difficult to plough, that it is not an unusual sight to observe ten or a dozen stout oxen, and sometimes more, at work upon it.

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