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Page 34 - Commonwealth ; and that the Senators and Representatives of this State, in the Congress of the United States...
Page 336 - It will not be doubted, that with reference either to individual or national welfare, agriculture is of primary importance. In proportion as nations advance in population, and other circumstances of maturity, this truth becomes more apparent ; and renders the cultivation of the soil more and more an object of public patronage. Institutions for promoting it, grow up supported by the public purse : And to what object can it be dedicated with greater propriety...
Page 163 - The times have been That, when the brains were out, the man would die, And there an end ; but now they rise again, With twenty mortal murders on their crowns, And push us from our stools.
Page 402 - The loose white sand blown into irregular mounds is only kept together by the roots of the heath : a small spot only is levelled and surrounded by a ditch ; part of this is covered with young broom, part is planted with potatoes, and perhaps a small patch of diminutive clover may show itself : but there is a heap of dung and compost forming. The urine of the cow is collected in a small tank, or perhaps in a cask sunk in the earth ; and this is the nucleus from which, in a few years, a little farm...
Page 387 - ... on such articles, productions and improvements as they may deem best calculated to promote the agricultural and household manufacturing interests...
Page 29 - ... shine like a mirror. Tallow, or any other grease, becomes rancid and rots the stitching, as well as the leather; but the rosin gives it an antiseptic quality which preserves the whole. Boots or shoes should be so large as to admit of wearing in them cork soles.
Page 19 - ... the manufacturers here can afford to pay higher wages than the British, because they run their Factories longer hours, and drive their machinery at a higher speed, from which they produce a much greater quantity of work ; at the same time, they can purchase their cotton at least one penny a pound cheaper, and their water power does not cost above one-fourth of the same in Great Britain. But though wages cannot be reduced much lower than they are at present, there are other means by which manufacturers...
Page 355 - ... mechanical, the other a purely chemical process. A cotton wick, inclosed in a lamp, which contains a liquid saturated with carbonic acid, acts exactly in the same manner as a living plant in the night. Water and carbonic acid are sucked up by capillary attraction, and both evaporate from the exterior part of the wick.
Page 173 - There is no other well on that table of land, nor within sixty or eighty rods, and none that presents the same phenomenon. In the excavation, no rock or slate was thrown up, and the water is never affected by freshets, and is what is usually denominated "hard,