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Página 57 - For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it with thy foot, as a garden of herbs : but the land whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh water of the rain of heaven...
Página 212 - Thou shalt not eat of it : cursed is the ground for thy sake ; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life ; thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread...
Página 95 - He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.
Página 35 - Semina vidi equidem multos medicare serentes, et nitro prius et nigra perfundere amurca, grandior ut fetus siliquis fallacibus esset, 195 et quamvis igni exiguo properata maderent.
Página 40 - I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding ; and, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.
Página 69 - For they do mean all Fens to drain, and waters overmaster, All will be dry, and we must die, 'cause Essex calves want pasture.
Página 92 - When water is heated from below, the portion first subjected to the heat rises to the surface, and every portion is successively subjected to the heat and rises, and each, having lost some of its heat at the surface, is in turn displaced. Constant motion is kept up, and a constant approximation to an equal temperature in the whole body. The application of superficial heat has no tendency to disturb the quiescence of water.
Página 37 - Isis; and when we demand further what this means, we discover merely that the excrements of men and animals are supposed to contain an incomprehensible something which assists in the nutrition of plants, and increases their size. This opinion is embraced without even an attempt being made to discover the component parts...
Página 113 - We may here notice, that in clay lands the portion within one to two feet- of the surface is almost always more retentive than that which lies below; simply, we apprehend; because its particles have been comminuted and packed close by the alternate influences of wet and dry, heat and cold. When dried below by drains, and above by evaporation, it is certain to crack and become -permeable; and this operation may, if necessary, be assisted by subsoiling or other artificial means.
Página 95 - In respect of the depth at which drains may, with a certainty of action, be placed in a soil, I pretend to assign no rule ; for there cannot, in my opinion, be a more crude or mistaken idea...

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