The Natural History of Northamptonshire, by John Morton (Naturalist, Rector of Oxendon)

The Natural History of Northamptonshire, by John Morton (Naturalist, Rector of Oxendon)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1712 edition. Excerpt: ... have.-a Spring of this Nature in any of their feeding Grounds. They may perhaps be invited to draw it over the Ground, i-n Hopes of enriching it: But it had much better be let alone; for in Tract of Time it wou'd cover the Soil with a Stoney Crust, and not only disappoin-t their Hopes and Pains, but make the Earth less fruitful than it wotsd otherwise have been. There was once an lostance of this inone of my Lord Torzsiargawfs Grounds at Tin-lady. 9. Those who woud prevent the Mischiefs that may Probably attend the Drzsinkcsivtg' 'of such Water, which in those Constitutions that are inclinable to the Stone and Gravel, is not without good Reason tiipposfl to administer a considerable Partos that Matter, which constitutes those Stoney Concretions in the Body, need not he ar much Expence or Pains about it; since the Water is so easily dischargu, and freed from that Sortof Particles. We see it deserts them of it self, and they fall from it inseveral Parts of the Chanel of the Spring, there especially where it does not run with a fulland rapid stream; And therefore the Water intended for Drinking, nrav be taken up below those Places in still lower Parts of the Chane: Or it may be collected in a.little Pool or Cistern somewhat: in or near the Chanel, by which Means it will be still more surely and effectual-fly freed, the Stoney Particles always settling to the Bottom, where the Water is at rest: Or if this is not sufficient, it may after all be boyl'd, and then being cool'd and settled, it may doubtless be drank without any Fear of Danger. Which last is the Method of an ingenious Physician of this County, who himself has sometimes been subject to the Stone. r o. Many Spcmy Particla are found intermixed with the common Matter of this Stoney...
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  • Paperback | 234 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 426g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236846400
  • 9781236846402