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Página 328 - For there is hope of a tree if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease. Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground, yet through the scent of water it will bud and bring forth boughs like a plant.
Página 241 - In many of the cottages, also, where synochus prevailed, the beds stood on the ground floor, which was damp three parts of the year ; scarcely one had a fireplace in the bed-room; and one had a single small pane of glass stuck in the mud wall, as its only window, with a large heap of wet • and dirty potatoes in one corner.
Página 544 - It would be with us what the ibis was with the Egyptians. When it has young, it will bring a mouse to the nest about every twelve or fifteen minutes. But, in order to have a proper idea of the...
Página 333 - that is naturally rich, and in good heart, does not need to have water set over it ; and it is better hay which nature of its own accord produces in a juicy soil, than what water draws from a soil that is overflowed. This, however, is a necessary practice when the poverty of the soil requires it; and a meadow may be formed either upon a stiff or free soil, though poor when water may be set over it.
Página 246 - ... the pauperised and permanently - dependent classes. The widow, •where there are children, generally remains a permanent charge ; re-marriages amongst those who have children are very rare; in some unions they do not exceed one case in twenty or thirty. By the time the children are fit for labour, and cease to require the parents...
Página 241 - ... the year ; scarcely one had a fireplace in the bed-room, and one had a single small pane of glass stuck in the mud wall as its only window, with a large heap of wet and dirty potatoes in one corner. Persons living in such cottages are generally very poor, very dirty, and usually in rags, living almost wholly on bread and potatoes, scarcely ever tasting animal food, and consequently highly susceptible of disease and very unable to contend with it.
Página 244 - Pigsties are generally near the dwell" ings, and are always surrounded by decomposing " matters. These constitute some of the many sources " of malaria, and peculiarly deserve attention as being '' easily remedied, and yet, as it were, cherished.
Página 155 - This is much more than it is necessary to add to an acre of land in order to obtain, with the assistance of the nitrogen absorbed from the atmosphere, the richest possible crop every year. Every town and farm might thus supply itself with the manure, which, besides containing the most nitrogen, contains also the most phosphates ; and if rotation of the crops were adopted, they would be most abundant.
Página 196 - The grass growing in large tufts upon the high base of decayed roots resembles, at a distance, a diminutive grove of thicklyclustered palms; and from the dark green and luxuriant appearance given to the smaller islands clothed with tussac, the richness of tropical vegetation is forcibly recalled to the memory. All the other species of the genus...
Página 545 - ... a bushel of pellets. The barn owl sometimes carries off rats. One evening I was sitting under a shed, and killed a very large rat, as it was coming out of a hole, about ten yards from where I was watching it I did not go to take it up, hoping to get another shot As it lay there, a barn owl pounced upon it, and flew away with it This bird has been known to catch fish.