General View of the Agriculture of the County of Argyle: With Observations on the Means of Its Improvement. Drawn Up for the Consideration of the Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvement

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Page 21 - Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens.
Page 22 - Let it simply be asked where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation DESERT the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice ; and let us with caution indulge the supposition, that morality can be maintained without religion.
Page 22 - And let us with caution indulge the supposition, that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
Page 180 - On the continental part of the county it is supposed that there may be at present about 4500 ; and nearly one third of these are in the parish of Kilmalie. The goat is an useful though neglected animal, and so well adapted to the soil and climate, that it may yet be considered as a loss if the species be allowed to perish. It is liable to no diseases. It finds its food where no other animal is able to travel. Its milk, of which it gives a large quantity, is medicinal, and makes excellent cheese by...
Page 182 - Ipng-legged, hard, and high in the bone, and ill to support, It is generally thought that the best of the native breed of this county are to be found in the island of Mull, probably owing to their being less contaminated with any other breed than those on the continent ; though the tradition of the country ascribes the superiority to some horses having got ashore from a ship of the Spanish armada that was •wrecked or sunk on the coast of that island. It is remarkable that a like tradition prevails...
Page 202 - THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE, Which may be had of the Publishers of this Volume. Report of the Committee of the Board of Agri. . id ture on the Culture and Use of Potatoes, 410. 050 Account of Experiments tried by the Board of Agriculture on the Composition of various Sorts of Bread, 410. - - - o I o Letter from the Earl of WINCHILSEA, on the Advantages of Cottagers renting Land, 410.
Page 145 - Take the night's cream, and put it to the morning's new milk, with the rennet ; when the" curd is come it is not to be broken, as is done with other cheeses, but take it out with a soil dish...

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