Report of [E. Holmes] the Secretary and Transactions of the County Agricultural Societies, for 1855: 1850-52


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Seite 844 - As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.
Seite 847 - And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his figtree, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, all the days of Solomon.
Seite 60 - The world was sad ; the garden was a wild ! And man, the hermit, sighed, till woman smiled...
Seite 117 - When water is heated from below, the portion first subjected to the heat rises to the surface, and every portion is successively subjected to the heat and rises, and each, having lost some of its heat at the surface, is in turn displaced. Constant motion is kept up, and a constant approximation to an equal temperature in the whole body. The application of superficial heat has no tendency to disturb the quiescence of water.
Seite 635 - Honor and shame from no condition rise ; Act well your part, there all the honor lies.
Seite 117 - The small portion warmed expands, becomes lighter than that below, consequently retains its position on the surface, and carries no heat downwards. To ascertain the mean heat of the air at the surface of the earth, over any extended space, and for a period of eight or nine months, is no simple operation. More elements enter into such a calculation than we have space or ability to enumerate ; but we know certainly that for seven months in the year, air, at the surface of the ground, is seldom lower...
Seite 122 - ... feet, and as this latter is generally one or two degrees colder than water from a contiguous well several feet below, we can hardly avoid drawing the conclusion that the cold of evaporation has considerable influence at 30 inches, a much diminished influence at 4 feet, and little or none below that depth.
Seite 120 - In respect of the depth at which drains may, with a certainty of action, be placed in a soil, I pretend to assign no rule ; for there cannot, in my opinion, be a more crude or mistaken idea than that one rule of depth is applicable with equal efficiency to soils of all kinds.
Seite 44 - He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.
Seite 132 - Deep-drained lands never do burn. Nothing burns sooner than a few inches of soil on a very retentive clay. No land is less subject to burn than the same soil when by...

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