Modern Agriculture, Or, The Present State of Husbandry in Great Britain: Including an Account of the Best Modes of Cultivation Practised Throughout the Island, the Obstacles to Further Improvements, and the Means by which These May be Most Effectually Removed, 第 4 巻

A. Neill, 1796 - 3 ページ


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62 ページ - And he gave it for his opinion, " That whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.
157 ページ - I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion about the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is, not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth, I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.
214 ページ - All this is true, if time stood still ; which contrariwise moveth so round, that a froward retention of custom is as turbulent a thing as an innovation ; and they that reverence too much old times are but a scorn to the new.
106 ページ - Hark ye, Mr. Oaf; the farmers live splendidly, you say. And pray, would you have them hoard the money they get ? Their fine clothes and furniture, do they make them themselves, or for one another, and so keep the money among them ? Or do they employ these your darling manufacturers, and so scatter it again all over the nation?
71 ページ - Good roads, canals, and navigable rivers, by diminishing the expense of carriage, put the remote parts of the country more nearly upon a level with those in the neighbourhood of the town. They are upon that account the greatest of all improvements.
120 ページ - At the first establishment of parochial clergy, the tithes of of the parish were distributed in a fourfold division ; one for the use of the bishop, another for maintaining the fabric of the church, a third for the poor, and the fourth to provide for the incumbent.
158 ページ - I affirm that there is no country in the world in which the poor are more idle, dissolute, drunken, and insolent. The day you passed that act you took away from before their eyes the greatest of all inducements to industry, frugality, and sobriety, by giving them a dependence on somewhat else than a careful accumulation during youth and health for support in age or sickness.
71 ページ - They are advantageous even to that part of the country. Though they introduce some rival commodities into the old market, they open many new markets to its produce.
158 ページ - Six days shall thou labour, though one of the old commandments long treated as out of date, will again be looked upon as a respectable precept; industry will increase, and with it plenty among the lower people; their circumstances will mend, and more will be done for their happiness by inuring them to provide for themselves, than could be done by dividing all your estates among them.