Arator: Being a Series of Agricultural Essays, Practical and Political: in Sixty-one Numbers

J. Robinson, 1817 - 220 páginas

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Página 44 - The parent storms, the child looks on, catches the lineaments of wrath, puts on the same airs in the circle of smaller slaves, gives a loose to the worst of passions; and, thus nursed, educated, and daily exercised in tyranny, cannot but be stamped by it with odious peculiarities. The man must be a prodigy who can retain his manners and morals undepraved by such circumstances...
Página 44 - The whole commerce between master and slave is a perpetual exercise of the most boisterous passions, the most unremitting despotism on the one part, and degrading submissions on the other.
Página 176 - ... by combining a thorough knowledge of the real affairs of life, with a necessity for investigating the arcana of nature, and the strongest invitations to the practice of morality, it becomes the best architect of a complete man.
Página 2 - An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the time* therein mentioned," and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.
Página 27 - ... is to monopolize the sweets of life, which we sweat for, that politics are without our province, and in us a ridiculous affectation ; for the purpose of converting our ignorance into the screen of regular advances, which artificial interests or legal factions, are forever making in straight or zigzag lines, against the citadel of our rights and liberties. Sometimes after one of these marauding families...
Página 61 - ... of their value. There is no farinaceous plant which furnishes so rich and so plentiful a crop as the Indian corn. It yields food in abundance for men, beast, and laud. By the litter of Indian corn and of small grain, and by penning cattle, managed with only an inferior degree of skill, in union with inclosing, I will venture to affirm that a farm may in ten years be made to double its produce and in twenty to quadruple It ; the ratio of its increased value is, of course, still greater.
Página 8 - ... is so, to demonstrate a rapid impoverishment of the soil of the United States. The decay of the culture of tobacco is testimony to this unwelcome fact. It is deserted because the lands are exhausted. To conceal from ourselves a disagreeable truth, we resort to the delusion, that tobacco requires new or fresh land; whereas every one acquainted with the plant knows, that its quantity and quality, as is the case with most or all plants, are both greatly improved by manured land, or land, the fertility...
Página 178 - ... favoured with some prizes in the lottery of society, she pays most, and is rewarded herself by the blanks of underwriting the projects of statesmen, and bearing the burdens of government. The use of society, is to secure the fruits of his own industry and talents to each associator. Its abuse consists in artifice or force, for transferring those fruits from some partners to others. Of this abuse, that interest covering the majority of partners is the victim. And the difficulty of discriminating...
Página 8 - ... rated, would be worth above seventeen millions of dollars; and supposing Virginia to furnish one seventh part of the native agricultural exports of the United States, these ought now to amount to one hundred and twenty millions of dollars, had the products of agriculture kept pace with the increase of population. If this statement is not exactly correct, enough of it certainly is so, to demonstrate a rapid impoverishment of the soil of the United States. The decay of the culture of tobacco is...
Página 44 - ... when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever; that considering numbers, nature and natural means only, a revolution of the wheel of fortune, an exchange of situation is among possible events; that it may become probable by supernatural interference) The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in such a contest.

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