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General View of the Agriculture of the County of Argyle: With Observations ...
John Smith,Great Britain Board of Agriculture
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Seite 47 - Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens.
Seite 48 - Let it simply be asked where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation DESERT the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice ; and let us with caution indulge the supposition, that morality can be maintained without religion.
Seite iv - ... particulars. Perhaps the following is the most natural order for carrying on such important investigations; namely, to ascertain, 1. The riches to be obtained from the surface of the national territory. 2. The mineral or subterraneous treasures of which the country is possessed. 3. The wealth to be derived from its streams, rivers, canals, inland navigations, coasts, and fisheries ; — and 4. The means of promoting the improvement of the people, in regard to their health, industry, and morals...
Seite 48 - And let us with caution indulge the supposition, that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
Seite ii - AGRICULTURE to come to a resolution to reprint such as appear on the whole fit for publication. It is proper at the same time to add, that the Board does not consider itself responsible for every statement contained in the Reports thus reprinted, and that it will thankfully acknowledge any additional information which may still be communicated.
Seite 282 - On the continental part of the county it is supposed that there may be at present about 4500 ; and nearly one third of these are in the parish of Kilmalie. The goat is an useful though neglected animal, and so well adapted to the soil and climate, that it may yet be considered as a loss if the species be allowed to perish. It is liable to no diseases. It finds its food where no other animal is able to travel. Its milk, of which it gives a large quantity, is medicinal, and makes excellent cheese by...
Seite 284 - Ipng-legged, hard, and high in the bone, and ill to support, It is generally thought that the best of the native breed of this county are to be found in the island of Mull, probably owing to their being less contaminated with any other breed than those on the continent ; though the tradition of the country ascribes the superiority to some horses having got ashore from a ship of the Spanish armada that was •wrecked or sunk on the coast of that island. It is remarkable that a like tradition prevails...
Seite 349 - THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE, Which may be had of the Publishers of this Volume. Report of the Committee of the Board of Agri. £. id ture on the Culture and Use of Potatoes, 410. 050 Account of Experiments tried by the Board of Agriculture on the Composition of various Sorts of Bread, 410. - - - o I o Letter from the Earl of WINCHILSEA, on the Advantages of Cottagers renting Land, 410.
Seite ii - ADVERTISEMENT. THE desire that has been generally expressed, to have the AGRICULTURAL SURVEYS of the KINGDOM reprinted, with the additional Communications which have been received since the ORIGINAL REPORTS were circulated, has induced the BOARD OF AGRICULTURE to come to a resolution to reprint such as appear on the whole fit for publication.