Walks and Talks of an American Farmer in England, Volume 1-2

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Halaman 56 - And that servant which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes.
Halaman 137 - What artist," wrote Mr. Olmsted,1 "so noble as he, who, with far-reaching conception of beauty and designing power, sketches the outlines, writes the colors, and directs the shadows, of a picture so great that Nature shall be employed upon it for generations, before the work he has arranged for her shall realize his intentions.
Halaman 31 - ... influence on the growth of the tree in such soils, and also in the development of the fruit ; but it is most certain, at the same time, that these alone would be perfectly inefficient for the production of the fruit without the co-operation of the alkaline bases. The size, and perhaps the flavor of the fruit may be somewhat affected by the organic part of the manure, but its very existence depends upon the presence in the soil of a sufficient quantity of those inorganic or mineral substances...
Halaman 110 - ... day's diet. After doing up his horses he takes breakfast, which is made of flour with a little butter, and water "from the tea-kettle" poured over it. He takes with him to the field a piece of bread and (if he has not a young family, and can afford it) cheese to eat at mid-day.
Halaman 83 - Five minutes of admiration, and a few more spent in studying the manner in which art had been employed to obtain from nature so much beauty, and I was ready to admit that in democratic America there was nothing to be thought of as comparable with this People's Garden.
Halaman 91 - THERE we were right in the midst of it ! The country — and such a country! — green, dripping, glistening, gorgeous ! We stood dumb-stricken by its loveliness, as, from the bleak April and bare boughs we had left at home, broke upon us that English May — sunny, leafy, blooming May — in an English lane; with hedges, English hedges, hawthorn hedges, all in blossom; homely old farmhouses, quaint stables, and haystacks ; the old church spire over the distant trees ; the mild sun beaming through...
Halaman 91 - We stood dumb-stricken by its loveliness, as, from the bleak April and bare boughs we had left at home, broke upon us that English May — sunny, leafy, blooming May — in an English lane; with hedges, English hedges, hawthorn hedges, all in blossom; homely old farm-houses, quaint stables, and haystacks; the old church spire over the distant trees; the mild sun beaming through the watery atmosphere, and all so quiet — the only sounds the hum of bees and the crisp grass-tearing of a silkenskinned,...
Halaman 190 - By each additional step they took on the treadwheel they would be walking out of prison — by each additional cut of the spade they would be cutting a way to return to society.
Halaman 117 - ... only to have it poured in a heavier stream on their necks and shoulders. In the other yard, the cows had finished their provender, and showed their dissatisfaction with its meagre character by butting each other round the rack. The largest and greediest having finished her own share, immediately dislodges her neighbour, while she in her turn repeats the blow on...
Halaman 190 - The best plan, as it appears to me, would be, instead of sentencing men to imprisonment for a certain time, to sentence them to render a certain amount of labour. A fixed daily task may be imposed on them, but with power to exceed this at their own discretion, thereby shortening their period of detention. The effect would be, not only that- criminals would thus acquire habits of labour, but of attaching an agreeable idea to labour. By...

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