The Wisconsin Farmer, and Northwestern Cultivator, Volume 8

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Powers & Skinner, 1856 - Agriculture

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Page 391 - ... for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost...
Page 341 - Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die: And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain : But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.
Page 413 - It will not do to be perpetually calculating risks, and adjusting nice chances : it did all very well before the Flood, when a man could consult his friends upon an intended publication for a hundred and fifty years, and then live to see its success...
Page 119 - ... of the heart, and is alive to nothing else: whereas talent is talent, and mind is mind, in all its branches ! Wit gives to life one of its best...
Page 38 - ... soaking it well, and then hanging it over a slow fire, in a small kettle within a large one filled with water. Add five gallons of hot water to the mixture, stir it well, and let it stand a few days covered from the dirt.
Page 82 - Nothing will do in the pursuit of knowledge but the blackest ingratitude ; the moment we have got up the ladder, we must kick it down ; as soon as we have passed over the bridge, we must let it rot; when we have got upon the shoulders -of the ancients, we must look over their heads.
Page 346 - ... exertion of any kind, on the temperature of the air, and, finally, on the presence or absence of water. Through the skin and lungs there escapes a certain quantity of water, and as the presence of water is essential to the continuance of the vital motions, its dissipation hastens death. Cases have occurred in which, a full supply of water being accessible to the sufferer, death has not occurred till after the lapse of twenty days. In one case life was sustained in this way for the period of sixty...
Page 204 - January, in the city of Albany, at which time all the officers shall be elected by a plurality of votes and by ballot.
Page 38 - ... pint of this mixture will cover a square yard upon the outside of a house if properly applied. Brushes more or less small may be used according to the neatness of the job required. It answers as well as oil paint for wood, brick or stone, and is cheaper.
Page 413 - The fact is, that in order to do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand shivering on the bank, and thinking of the cold and the danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.

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