Transactions of the Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois with Reports from County Agricultural Societies for the Year Volume 8

Transactions of the Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois with Reports from County Agricultural Societies for the Year Volume 8

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...vines and shrubs, and home would be a de ight. As to cost, it is very small, unless you determine to do the whole work in one or two seasons. Then you must plant large evergreens, and shrubs, and vines; and probably half will die. But if you have patience, a few slips of vines or roses trimmed from a neighbor's garden, a few small trees, and a little attention every week, will furnish you with a great abundance of beauty in a very small number of years. And then you will see the verdure and the grace grow up under your care, so gradually and so silently, that you can hardly tell whether it is your work or that of Nature. Besides, by taking this longer method, and proceeding by small steps, you will best interest your whole household in the good and delightful task of making a home fit for a family which looks for 'a habitation whose builder and maker is God.'" "And this will be one most excellent branch of home education," said I. "It was asserted sometime ago," said he, "that Nature and man must co-operate in order to make a good out door picture. It should now be added, that to do this work, many human minds and hands should combine. The owner of a home or the head of a family organizes his household into a co-operative association, where each one does a part of the work on the lawn, the trees, the flowers, the vines, the shrubs, or the walks, buildings and fences. All learn to admire order, and proportion, and beauty, and are practically instructed to produce it. This is an education of the mind, heart, hands and will, and serves to cultivate the domestic affections and duties--love, self-denial, and helpfulness. It will also be a public education: for one well-adorned home will act as leaven to produce others in...show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236507525
  • 9781236507525