European Agriculture And Rural Economy (volume 1)

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byHenry Colman

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1849. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... where active and strong ; and where all seem bound to contribute, according to their power, to the general welfare, comfort, and improvement. Society exists in the United States under circumstances so entirely different from those in which it is found here, that a comparison can hardly be instituted between them. The intercourse to which I have here referred, can scarcely be said to exist in England ; the general character of the laboring population being not many removes, as far as intellectual improvement is concerned, above that of the other animals which cultivate their fields. In several respects, it must be admitted, the mild temperature of the English climate affords singular advantages. The winter season furnishes the best opportunity for draining and ditching ; the active operations of the farm beiug, in a degree, suspended, labor is obtained at a low rate; and as a great portion of field work, in England, is done by the piece instead of the day, the shortness of the days makes no difference of expense to the employer. XII --AGRICULTURAL POPULATION. I have referred to some differences in the condition of society here, and in the United States, and those differences it may be well to understand. The agricultural population in England is divided into three classes -- the landlord, the tenant farmer or occupier, and the laborer. 1. The Landlords ; Rents ; And Taxes. -- The landlord is the owner of the soil. Most of the landlords are noblemen or gentlemen, and are looked up to with a deference and veneration, on account of their rank, with which those of us who have been educated in a condition of society where titles and ranks are unknown, find it difficult to sympathize. They own the land. Some few of them keep portions of their vast territories in their ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1849. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... where active and strong ; and where all seem bound to contribute, according to their power, to the general welfare, comfort, and impr...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:194 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.41 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217474543

ISBN - 13:9780217474542

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