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IN

AGRICULTURE, NATURAL-HISTORY,

ARTS,

AND

MISCELLANEOUS LITERATURE.

BY

JAMES ANDERSON, LLD.

FRS. and FSA. E.

Honourary member of the Society of Arts, Agriculture, &c. Bath; of the Philosophical

Society, Manchester; of the Agricultural Society, Altringham; of the Philosophical so-
ciety, Newcastle ; of the Society for promoting Natural History, London; of the Academy
of Arts, Sciences, and Belles Lettres, Dijon; of the Royal Society of Agriculture, St.
Petersburgh; of the Royal Economical Society, Berlin; of the Philosophical Society, Phi.
ladelphia; correspondent member of the Royal Society of Agriculture, Paris; and author
of several performances.

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RECREATIONS

IN

AGRICULTURE.

Hints respecting the circumstances that require to be

chiefly adverted to in experimental agriculture, particularly with a view to a proposal for instituting a national experimental farm.

Non omnia possumus. Taking an extensive view of all the objects that demand the attention of the farmer, they may perhaps admit of being classed under the following general heads.

First, The culture of particular crops, the melioration of particular soils, and the rearing and management of particular animals. This may be called the practical department.

Second, The distribution of labour so as to diminish expense, to perfect as well as to facilitate every operation, and to convert the products of the farm to the most beneficial purpose. This may be called the economical department.

Third, The selection of those objects for cultivating or rearing, that will, in every case and variety of cirVOL. II.

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