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EDINBURGH:

Printed by David Willison,
FOR ARCHIBALD CONSTABLE AND COMPANY, EDINBURGH: AND
LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME AND BROWN,

LONDON.

1814.

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Tur the Author of Nature adapts different species and va

rieties of the same grain to various soils, situations and climates, has been the prevailing opinion of agriculturists in all ages. The following quotation from Columella merits attention, Tritici genera complura cognovimus: verum ex his maxime serendum est quod robus dicitur : quoniam et pondere, et ni

tore præstet. Secunda conditio est habenda siliginis, cujus ! species in pane præcipua pondere deficitur. Tertium erit frimestre; cujus usus agricolis gratissimus : nam ubi propter as quas, aliamve causam matura satis est omissa, præsidium ab

hoc petitur. Id genus est siliginis. Reliquæ Tritici species . nisi si quos multiplex rarietas frugum, et inanis dilectat gloria,

supervacue sunt. Sed hæc genera tritici : propterea custodia enda sunt agricolis, quod raro quisquam ager ita situs est, ut

uno semine contenti esse possumus, interveniente parte aliqua ! vel uliginosa vel arida.' 'All our authors who have written, compiled, or abridged treatises on agriculture, since that period, of any celebrity, have made the same observations, and given a catalogue of the most distinguished varieties with which their own experience and observation, or the knowledge of others, had acquainted them. Few if any of our writers during thc last century, seem to have felt the importance and necessity of this inquiry more than Ellis; and very little has been added te VOL. XV. NO. 57.

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