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" such are the wonderful discoveries in science, that I should not be surprised if at some future time we might be able to carry the manure of an acre of land to the field in our coat pocket... "
Memoirs of the Life, Writings, & Correspondence of William Smellie, Late ... - Página 354
de Robert Kerr - 1811
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Memoirs of the life, writings and correspondence of W. Smellie, Volume 1

Robert Kerr - 1811
...very extraordinary manner. Happening to converse with one of his neighbours on this subject, a plairi sagacious farmer ; the farmer observed to Lord KAMES,...suspect you will be able to bring back the crop in your waistcoat pocket." MR SMELLIE wrote a short account of the life of his excellent and illustrious friend...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature

1812
...the proposed quantity was vastly too small to be of any use. " My good friend," said Lord Kaines, " such are the wonderful discoveries in science, that...Very possibly," replied the farmer; " but, in that *:ase, 1 suspect you will be able to bring back the crop in your .waistcoat pocket.'" The first edition...
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The Pocket Magazine of Classics and Polite Literature, Volume 2

1818
...conceived the proposed quantity vastly too small to be of any use. " My good friend, said Lord Kaimes, " such are the wonderful discoveries in science, that...we might be able to carry the manure of an acre of laud to the field in our coat pocket!" " Very possibly," replied the farmer, " but, in that case, I...
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A thousand notable things, embracing a collection of scarce receipts, &c. To ...

Thousand notable things - 1822
...conceived the proposed quantity vastly too small to be of any use. " My good friend," said Lord Kaimes, " such are the wonderful discoveries in science, that...acre of land to the field in our coat pocket!" "Very possible/' replied the farmer, " b.ut, in that case, I suspect you will be able to bring back the crop...
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The Encyclopedia of Anecdotes: Illustrative of Character and Events from ...

George Ramsay - 1828 - 636 páginas
...proposed quantity vastly too small to be of any use. " My good friend," said Lord Kames jocularly, " such are the wonderful discoveries in science, that...the manure of an acre of land to the field in our coat-pocket!" — " Very possibly," replied the farmer, " but, in that case, I suspect you will be...
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The Humourist's Own Book: A Cabinet of Original and Selected Anecdotes, Bon ...

Author of The young man's own book - 1836 - 284 páginas
...conceived the proposed quantity vastly too small to be of any use. " My good friend," said Lord Kaimes, " such are the wonderful discoveries in science, that...suspect you will be able to bring back the crop in your waistcoat pocket." It was once customary for the Scotch criminal judges to give a dinner at the circuit...
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Traits and Stories of the Scottish People

Charles Rogers - 1867 - 320 páginas
...decided doubt as to the efficacy of the Baron's nostrum. " My friend," said Lord Kames, "there are such wonderful discoveries in science, that I should not...an acre of land to the field in our coat pocket." " In that case, my lord," rejoined the farmer, " you would be able to bring back the crop in your waistcoat...
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The world of moral and religious anecdote, gathered by E.P. Hood

World, Edwin Paxton Hood - 1870
...proposed quantity vastly too small to be of any use. " My good friend," said Lord Kaimes jocularly, "such are the wonderful discoveries in science, that...suspect, you will be able to bring back the crop in your waiscoat pocket." QUAKER AND JUSTICE. A QUAKER being evidence on a trial, was asked by one of the magistrates,...
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The world of moral and religious anecdote, gathered by E.P. Hood

World - 1880
...proposed quantity vastly too small to be of any use. " My good friend," said Lord Kaimes jocularly, "such are the wonderful discoveries in science, that...surprised if at some future time we might be able to carry tho manure of an acre of land to the field in our coat pocket ! " " Very possibly," replied the farmer,...
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Scottish Men of Letters in the Eighteenth Century

Henry Grey Graham - 1901 - 441 páginas
...fertilising power, invented by Baron von Hoek, a German quack. " Such, my good friend, is its power, that I should not be surprised if at some future time...might be able to carry the manure of an acre of land in our coat pockets." * The reply was disconcerting from the " bruit," as he would call him : " Maybe,...
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