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TRE A TI SE
Containing a New
Illustrated with many
In Two VOLUMES.
diz'd and digested under proper HEADS, with
In FOUR PARTS.
provement of Land, by fer- of Fruit Trees, with par-
Part IV. Remarks on the Dir.
dener, wherein is demon- neral. Of the Method of
Adorn'd with CUT S.
By R.BRADLEY, Professor of Botany in the
Principal Secretaries of
HE favourable Reception which some
of my former Works have met with, and the Encouragement I have had to
pursue my Studies in the useful Parts of natural History, has prompted me to undertake the Task which I now venture to lay before your Lordship
The Improvement of Land, and the Study of Agriculture, have greatly contributed to render our Nation famous above all other Countries; but whether that is owing more to the natural Industry of our People in general, or to the good Reasoning of particular Persons, is doubtful: If it proceeds from the former, there is room enough to hope for its Advancement by thę latter; or if this useful Art
has made its Way thus far by the Labours of Experimental Philosophers; 'tis Encouragement enough for them to continue thofe Studies, since we neither want People nor Industry to bring their Designs into Practice
But as every Art, however extensive or useful, demands the Protection of the Great, to make it circulate in the Minds of the Publick, so I am confident there is no furer Way of recommending these Papers to the World, than by introducing them under the Patronage of your Lordship, whose extensive Genius, wife Conduct, and Love for his