A New and Easy System of Draining and Reclaiming the Bogs and Marshes of Ireland: With Plans for Improving Waste Lands in General. To which are Added, Miscellaneous Reports of Recent Surveys of Woods and Plantations: Also an Equitable Method of Valuing Woods, Plantations, and Timber Trees of All Ages, when Sold with Estates

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W. Blackwood, 1829 - Drainage - 239 pages

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Page 212 - ... The fig-tree, not that kind for fruit renown'd, But such as, at this day, to Indians known; In Malabar or Decan spreads her arms, Branching so broad and long, that in the ground The bended twigs take root, and daughters grow About the mother tree, a pillar'd shade, High overarch'd, and echoing walks between : There oft the Indian herdsman, shunning heat, Shelters in cool, and tends his pasturing herds At loop-holes cut through thickest shade...
Page 58 - Of my favourite field, and the bank where they grew ; And now in the grass behold they are laid, And the tree is my seat that once lent me a shade. The blackbird has fled to another retreat, Where the hazels afford him a screen from the heat, And the scene where his melody charm'd me before Resounds with his sweet-flowing ditty no more.
Page 58 - Twelve years have elapsed since I last took a view Of my favourite field, and the bank where they grew ; And now in the grass behold they are laid, And the tree is my seat that once lent me a shade. The...
Page 81 - Howell, the famous chesnut tree of Mount Etna is one hundred and sixty feet in circumference, but quite hollow within ; which, however, affects not its verdure ; for the chesnut tree, like the willow, depends upon its bark for subsistence, and by age loses its internal part. In the cavity of this tree the people have constructed a commodious house, which they use for various purposes : it is called the tree of a hundred horses, as so many may at one time be sheltered under its boughs.
Page 210 - ... to each court, in times to come, Thy smile celestial and unfading bloom, Great Austria's sons with softer lines shall grace, And smooth the frowns of Bourbon's haughty race. The fair descendants of thy sacred bed, Wide-branching o'er the western world shall spread, Like the fam'd Banian...
Page 82 - Gloucestershire, is a chesnuttree fifty-two feet round : it is proved to have stood there since the year 1150, and was then so remarkable, that it was called " The great chesnut of Fortworth" It fixes the boundary of a manor.
Page 79 - Scots for every tree above that age. The havers or users of the timber of any tree so cut, broken, or pulled up, are declared liable to the same penalty, unless they can produce the guilty person who committed the misdemeanour.
Page 213 - Hindustan for its great extent and surpassing beauty: the Indian armies generally encamp around it, and, at stated seasons, solemn jatarras, or Hindoo festivals, are held there, to which thousands of votaries repair from various parts of the Mogul empire. It is said that 7000 persons find ample room to repose under its shade. The English gentlemen, on their hunting and shooting parties, used to form extensive encampments, and spend weeks together under this delightful pavilion; which is generally...
Page 40 - My Lords and Gentlemen, " Your most obedient servant, "JOHN WM. MACLUKE,
Page 79 - By Statute 1st. Geo. I. sess. 2, c. 18, it is enacted, " That if any one shall mischievously break down, cut up, bark, destroy, or spoil any timber Tree, fruit Tree, or other Tree, the person damaged shall receive...

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