The farmer's encyclopædia, and dictionary of rural affairs: embracing all the most recent discoveries in agricultural chemistry : adapted to the comprehension of unscientific readers
Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1842 - 1319 pages
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Page 158 - ... shall be guilty of felony ; and, being convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the discretion of the Court, to be transported beyond the seas for life, *or for any term not less than seven years, or to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding four years : and, if a male, to be once, twice, or thrice publicly or privately whipped (if the Court shall so think fit,) in addition to such imprisonment...
Page 36 - And Mesha king of Moab was a sheepmaster, and rendered unto the king of Israel an hundred thousand lambs, and an hundred thousand rams, with the wool.
Page 104 - Tis with our judgments as our watches, none Go just alike, yet each believes his own.
Page 42 - The consequence was, that they who had always disdained the Roman language, began to cultivate its beauties. The Roman apparel was seen without prejudice, and the toga became a fashionable part of dress. By degrees the charms of vice gained admission to their hearts: baths...
Page 83 - Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits, camphire, with spikenard, Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices: A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.
Page 258 - Gallon is determined by the act to be such measure as shall contain ten pounds avoirdupois of distilled water, weighed in air, at the temperature of 62° Fahrenheit, and the barometer at 30 inches, and such measure is declared to be the
Page 36 - And on all hills that shall be. digged with the mattock, there shall not come thither the fear of briers and thorns : but it shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of lesser cattle.
Page 279 - Thus he changes from the walk to the trot, and from the trot to the gallop, according to his inclination. In each of...
Page 98 - If any notable quantity of sulphate of lime (gypsum) existed in the soil, a white precipitate will gradually form in the fluid, and the weight of it will indicate the proportion. Phosphate of lime, if any exist, may be separated from the soil after the process for gypsum. Muriatic"' acid must be digested upon the soil, in quantity more than sufficient to saturate the soluble earths ; the solution must be evaporated, and water poured upon the solid matter. This fluid will dissolve the compounds of...