General View of the Agriculture of the North Riding of Yorkshire: Drawn Up for the Consideration of the Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvement

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Page iii - 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 322 - A claimant here enters into the produce, who contributed no assistance whatever to the production. When years, perhaps, of care and toil have matured an improvement ; when the husbandman sees new crops ripening to his skill and industry; the moment he is ready to put his sickle to the grain, he finds himself compelled to divide his harvest with a stranger.
Page 11 - Wiske, is mostly cold and wet, some of which has a moorband under it; but on the west side of this tract there is some clayey loam of pretty good quality, and a little excellent gravelly loam, which last is chiefly employed as grazing ground. " On each bank of the river Swale, and between that river and the Wiske, and south of Scorton and Danby Wiske, to the junction of the Ure and Swale, is a very fertile country.; consisting of rich gravelly loam, and some fine sandy soil, with, in some places,...
Page 322 - The tythe, as it is frequently a very unequal tax upon the rent, so it is always a great discouragement both to the improvements of the landlord and to the cultivation of the farmer. The one cannot venture to make the most important, which are generally the most expensive improvements, nor the other to raise the most valuable, which are generally too the most expensive crops, when the church, which lays out no part of the expense, is to share so very largely in the profit.
Page v - THE great desire that has been very generally expressed, for having the AGRICULTURAL SURVEYS of the KINGDOM reprinted, with the additional Communications which have been received since the ORIGINAL REPORTS were circulated, has induced the BOARD OP AGRICULTURE to come to a resolution of reprinting such as may appear on the whole fit for publication.
Page 101 - Ryedale, the Marishes, and the northern part of the coast, have about one-third in tillage, the southern part of the coast about one-fourth, and Cleveland about one-half.
Page v - AGRICULTURE to come to a resolution to reprint such as appear on the whole fit for publication. It is proper at the same time to add, that the Board does not consider itself responsible for every statement contained in the Reports thus reprinted, and that it will thankfully acknowledge any additional information which may still be communicated.
Page 24 - The Ouse continues to be the boundary of the North Riding, dividing it from the West Riding, and the Ainsty of the City of York, till its arrival at York, where it entirely quits the North Riding. The Ouse is navigable for vessels of 120 tons as far as York, where the spring tides...
Page 15 - The surface of some of the higher hills is entirely covered with large free-stones : on others, beds of peat, which, in many places, are very deep (frequently not to be passed, and never without danger) extend themselves to a great distance, the produce of which is always ling (erica, tetraelix vulgaris and cinerea) but in some places mixed with bent (juncusbulbosus) and rushes (juncus effusus).
Page 78 - ... wheels ; but most of the farmers have carts which are unusually long in the body, and with broad wheels, for the sole purpose of carrying their hay and corn, and working upon the farm. In the southern part of the Vale, the Howardian hills, Ryedale, and the Marishes, waggons are pretty generally used, and large heavy carts, drawn by two or three horses ; though many farmers keep a light one-horse cart, for purposes where a large one is not necessary. In the dales of the western Moorlands, scarce...

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