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Página 359 - God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills ; a land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates ; a land of oil olive, and honey ; a land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.
Página 535 - I really believe there is no country in the world where the agricultural population are better off than they are in the north of China. Labour with them is pleasure, for its fruits are eaten by themselves, and the rod of the oppressor is unfelt and unknown...
Página 294 - IN May, 1849, the late Admiral Sir Charles Malcolm, an ardent geographer and a warm encourager of adventure, in concert with the President and Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society, urged upon the Honourable the Court of Directors of the East India Company...
Página 107 - ... and two in Spring, so as to be ready for sowing in the first or second week of April. Much will, of course, depend on the nature of the soil, and the knowledge and experience of the farmer. The land should be so drained and subsoiled, that it can be sown in flats, which will give more evenly and much better crops.
Página 519 - ... for example, 100 cubic inches of moist soil (that is, of soil in which the pores are filled with water while the canals are filled with air) contain no less than 25 cubic inches of air. According to this calculation, in a field...
Página 573 - Rule : Multiply the square of the diameter of the cylinder in inches by the cube root of the stroke in feet, and divide the product by 47. The quotient is the nominal horse-power of the engine.
Página 177 - ... individuals, whether they avow that they act voluntarily or under a pretended spiritual revelation. The law aims at the crime against society, no matter by what name it is called, or in what guise it is perpetrated. The man who robs you in the guise of a Samaritan is no less a robber because of his disguise. It may not be considered out of place to mention the fact that similar views to those above expressed have received the sanction and approval of the supreme court of Idaho in deciding the...
Página 445 - To account for this specific poisoning of the soil, we must suppose that particular plants convey into the soil, through the channels of their reducent vessels, certain specific fluids, which, in process of time, saturate it, and thus render it incapable of furnishing those plants any longer with wholesome aliment: in fact, the soil becomes replete with fecal or excrementitious matter ; and, on such, the individual plant which has yielded it cannot feed. But it is not exhausted; so far from that,...
Página 709 - ... diffused equally through the wide and restless air, and afterwards precipitated again in refreshing showers which cleanse the tainted air, or in long-mysterious dews. But how much more beautiful the contrivance — I might almost say the instinctive tendency — by which the dew selects the objects on which it delights to fall ; descending first on every living plant, copiously ministering to the wants of each, and expending its superfluity...