The New England Farmer, Volume 4

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J. Nourse, 1870 - Agriculture

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Page 338 - State which may take and claim the benefit of this act to the endowment, support, and maintenance of at least one college where the leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts...
Page 317 - The board shall take cognizance of the interests of health and life among the citizens of this Commonwealth. They shall make sanitary investigations and inquiries in respect to the people, the causes of disease, and especially of epidemics, and the sources of mortality and the effects of localities, employments, conditions and circumstances on the public health...
Page 39 - And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth : and it was so.
Page 396 - THESE, as they change, ALMIGHTY FATHER, these Are but the varied God. The rolling year Is full of THEE. Forth in the pleasing Spring THY beauty walks, THY tenderness and love. Wide flush the fields ; the softening air is balm ; Echo the mountains round ; the forest smiles ; And every sense, and every heart is joy. Then comes THY glory in the Summer months, With light and heat refulgent. Then THY sun...
Page 500 - The various occurrences of national existence have everywhere turned to the advantage of democracy ; all men have aided it by their exertions : those who have intentionally labored in its cause, and those who have served it unwittingly ; those who have fought for it and those who have declared themselves its opponents, have all been driven along in the same track, have all labored to one end, some ignorantly and some unwillingly ; all have been blind instruments in the hands of God.
Page 23 - The annual meeting, for the election of officers and the transaction of other business, shall be held in November of each year, upon the call of the President ; and special meetings may be called by the President or by seven members.
Page 420 - Antiopa butterfly live together in great numbers on the poplar, willow, and elm, on which the first broods may be found early in June. They are black, minutely dotted with white, with a row of eight dark brick-red spots on the top of the back. The head is black and rough with projecting points ; the spines, of which there are six or seven on each segment, except the first, are black, stiff, and branched, and the intermediate legs are reddish. When fully grown they measure an inch and three quarters...
Page 28 - Flowers cannot smile; this is a charm that even they cannot claim. It is the prerogative of man; it is the color which love wears, and cheerfulness, and joy — these three. It is a light in the windows of the face, by which the heart signifies it is home and waiting.
Page 16 - The best application for the destruction of the lice is a wash made of two parts of soft soap and eight of water, with which is to be mixed lime enough to bring it to the consistence of thick white-wash. This is to be put upon the trunks and limbs of the trees with a brush, and as high as practicable, so as to cover the whole surface, and fill all the cracks in the bark. The proper time for washing over the trees is in the early part of June, when the insects are young and tender.
Page 368 - ... position with respect to the trunk and to each other. The home orchards of my boyhood were developed according to the principle formulated by Downing; namely, "Every fruit tree grown in the open orchard or garden as a common standard, should be allowed to take its natural form, the whole efforts of the pruner going no further than to take out all weak and crowded branches.

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