Statistical Survey of the County of Kildare: With Observations on the Means of Improvement; Drawn Up for the Consideration, and by Direction of the Dublin Society

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Graisberry and Campbell, 1807 - 237 pages
 

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Page i - And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together.
Page 125 - Hast thou given the horse strength? Hast thou clothed his neck with thunder? Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? The glory of his nostrils is terrible. He paweth in the valley and rejoiceth in his strength: He goeth on to meet the armed men. He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; Neither turneth he back from the sword. The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield. He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: Neither believeth he that it is the sound of the...
Page ii - Society do not deem themselves pledged to any opinion given by the Author of this Survey ; and they desire, that nothing contained in it be considered as their sentiments ; they have only published it, as the Report of the gentleman, whose name is affixed, and they publish it for the comments and observations of all persons, which they entreat to be given freely, and without reserve. It is therefore requested, that the observations on reading this...
Page xlviii - Markets for grain, Ufe of green food in winter. PASTURE. Nature of it. Breed of cattle — how far improved, — — how far capable of further improvement) Markets or Fairs for them, General...
Page xxxvi - An indulgent and prudent father, A sincere and steady friend. His disconsolate relict, In testimony of her gratitude and affection, And the better to recommend to his descendants The imitation of his excellent example, ; . Caused this monument to be erected. He died the 20th day of February, AD 1743, in the 69th year of his age.
Page 26 - Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.
Page xv - Towers," which are specimens of the^nesf architecture extant in any country. In 1820, Henry de Loundres, archbishop of Dublin, put out this fire, called " unextinguishable," — which had been preserved, though a remnant of the pagan idolatry of Baal — from the earliest times, by the nuns of St. Brigid, at Kildare. It was re-lighted, and continued to burn until the Irish " Round Towers,"* as well as the
Page ii - REPORT is at present printed and circulated for the purpose merely of procuring further information, respecting the state and husbandry of this district, and of enabling every one interested in the welfare of this country to examine it fully, and contribute his mite to its improvement. The Society do not deem themselves pledged to any opinion given by the Author of this Survey ; and they desire, that nothing contained in it be considered as their sentiments; they have only published it, as the Report...
Page ii - ... of this district, and of enabling every one interested in the •welfare of this country, to examine it fully, and contribute his mite to its improvement. The Society do not deem .themselves pledged...
Page 221 - Take the night's cream, and put it to the morning's new milk, with the rennet ; when the...

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