The New England Farmer Volume 10

The New England Farmer Volume 10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...attentions as are usualiy bestowed only upon near friends, you will feel that sort of gratitude towards him, that I feel towards the writer of the enclosed letter. Among the pleasant pictures of English life, upon which I shall always look with pleasure, one of the most pleasing is that of my friend Lowe's nome at Brauncewcll Manor, where, with his large and agreeable family, he farms his thousand acres, as independent as any lord of the land. He will pardon, I trust, the liberty I take in publishing a part of his private correspondence, but it is so illustrative of the difference between our own land and the mother country, that I know it will interest our readers, and it seems a pity they should not enjoy the privilege of reading it. The expression "wheats will cover a hare," which to many readers would convey no idea, is full of significance to one who knows something of the preservation of game in England, and who has seen the little rascals sitting up in the pastures, by scores, or skulking among the half-ripened grain, destroying what they phase. The wheat is sowed in autumn, and by April 7th had grown well to afford cover for game. I hope my friend will favor me with more reports from Lincolnshire, for comparison with our own affairs. I am sure, at least, that I shall not soon forget the old yew trees and the purple beeches around the manor house, nor the kind hearts of those who sat in the sultry summer evening, with me in their shadows. Truly yours, Henry F. French. Bkauncewill, April 7, 1858.) Suatobo, Lincolnshire, England. Hon. H. F. French: --My Dear Sir, --Do not suppose we have forgotten you, though we do not write; few days pass that some of the family or friends do not refer to Mr. French, to his ')servations or writings....show more

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  • Paperback | 538 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 948g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123651730X
  • 9781236517302