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BRITISH RURAL SPORTS.
ments of Great Britain.
“Scarcely any of the conventional methods of pursuing sport in the country are left undescribed by STONEHENGE. We should say that every one who desires to understand how the most enjoyment can be extracted from life in the country upon visits to country friends, will be glad to be possessed of this full and solid volume, which may inform the most practical sportsman, while it will help the least practised through a course of rural revelries, without the risk of being thought a cit or a hedge cockney."'-- Athenæum.
“No one can doubt for an instant the utility and importance of outdoor amusements in promoting health, and this alone ought to be sufficient to cause their encouragement. In an age like the present, when, in the struggle for precedence in the senate, the bar, or the haunts of commerce, time is considered as of equal value with money, it can scarcely be wondered at, that many of the competitors in the race lose health, both of body and mind. Nothing enfeebles and lowers the bodily and mental tone more than an entire giving up of all the energies to one single pursuit. The overworked lawyer or merchant, however, has only to bestow an occasional day upon any one of the various sports within his reach, and he speedily recovers himself, and instead of losing way in the course which he is pursuing, he is enabled to do more than make up the lost time which his absence has occasioned, by the increased vigour that his change of scene and occupation have given him."
“Invaluable to all Sportsmen.”—Bell's Life.
“The very best and most instructive work on British Rural Sports.”— Sporting Review.
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A VALUABLE WORK FOR EVERY AGRICULTURIST.
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. By J. CHALMERS MORTON, AUTHOR OF “ THE PRINCE CONSORT'S FARMS," “ THE CYCLOPÆDIA OF
AGRICULTURE,” “ FARMER'S ALMANACK," ETC. A systematic Work on Farm Practice, accompanied by Explanations and References to Theory when necessary; but mainly and intentionally descriptive of actual Experience and Work in Field, Fold, and Farmery. It is fully illustrated with Wood Engravings of Buildings, Land Drainage, Machinery, and Plants.
Mr. J. Chalmers Morton, from whose pen it comes, has long been well known as an agricultural writer, and by the description of Farm Practice in all parts of the country, which, during the last eighteen years, has been given in his paper, “ The Weekly Agricultural Gazette.” There is thus ample guarantee that the readers of this volume have not only the most trustworthy, but the latest agricultural experience laid before them
in its pages.
An:ongst the GENERAL CONTENTS will be found 1. The whole work of all formation on Marketing, Localikinds of Farms is described in ties, and Prices. monthly succession, as step by 5. The Use of all kinds of step it occupies the attention of
Agricultural Tools and Machinesthe Farmer throughout the year. for Hand-work, Horse-labour, and
2. The Cultivation of all kinds Steam-power respectively; and the of Soil-their Drainage, Tillage, Economy of their employment. and Manuring.
6. The relation of the Farmer 3. The Cultivation of all Farm to the Landowner, the Labourer, Crops--food for man or beast-in- and the Soil, including all quescluding the lesson of actual experi- tions of Rent, Lease, Tenant's ence on the different varieties of Rights, Wages, Permanent Imeach, and on the cultivation proper provements of Land by Buildings, for each.
Roads, Drains, Fences, &c.; and 4. The Breeding, Rearing, and its Current Cultivation by ImpleFeeding of all the Live Stock of ments, Plants, and Animals, rethe Farm, including a full account ceives full and systematic narraof the several breeds of Horses, tion. Cattle, Sheep, and Pigs; of their 7. The Influence of Weather, respective peculiarities and merits ; which overrides and influences all, of the Management required by is given in great detail, month by each; the value of the different month, in reference to 30 or 40 foods and processes employed in stations in England, Scotland, and the meat manufacture; with in- Ireland.
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