Letters and Papers on Agriculture, Planting, &c. Selected From the Correspondence of the Bath and West of England Society, for the Encouragement of Agriculture, Manufactures, Arts, and Commerce

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Page 304 - Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, When it is in the power of thine hand to do it. Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, And to-morrow I will give; When thou hast it by thee.
Page 42 - Correfpondence of the Bath and Weft of England Society for the Encouragement of Agriculture, Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce.
Page 304 - Whatfoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might, for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge nor wifdom, in the grave, whither tho.u goeft.
Page 277 - They furnish it both with the materials of its work and with the fund of its subsistence, with the corn and cattle which it consumes while it is employed about that work. The proprietors and cultivators finally pay both the wages of all the workmen of the unproductive class, and the profits of all their employers.
Page 213 - I know of no pursuit in which more real and important service can be rendered to any country, than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares...
Page 217 - ... to offer his sentiments, founded on fact and on experiment, on the great evil the agricultural world now complain of, namely, Tithes ; when the experience of the writer, as well as that of his parishioners, can mutually congratulate each other of having enjoyed for many years much comfort and advantage in the labours of the field, by generally adopting a Commutation of Tithes, in tke stead of taking them in kind.
Page 286 - In short, and to sum up all at once, I look upon it to have been a very imprudent act, to have settled any distant colonies at all, whilst there remained an inch of land in Great Britain capable of further cultivation...
Page 63 - ... clauses usual in such bills, shall be considered as to the payment of fees, only as single bills; and that those for the inclosure of small tracts of land to be effected as above, not exceeding one hundred acres, shall be subject only to the payment of half the bill fees due on a single bill; the admeasurement in both cases to be proved according to...
Page 235 - I have presumed to state, how my tithes have been collected and paid, with much satisfaction to all parries concerned in this tax on the produce of our land. The churchwarden brings me a moiety of the rent of my tithes every Lady and Michaelmas day. The rent of the whole parish is levied on my parishioners by a Tithe-Rate made at a public vestry, and sanctioned by their universal consent. I have left the whole regulation, as to the annual quantum of value, wholly to themselves : but in other cases...
Page 41 - Stat contra ratio, et fecretam garrit in aurem, Ne liceat facere id, quod quis vitiabit agendo. Publica lex hominum naturaque continet hoc fas, Ut teneat vetitos infcitia debilis aftus.

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