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T. WM. WILBER FORCE, Esq. M.P. That they may be right, as far Sır,
at least as concerns the present obT*
THE part which you have ta-, ject of enquiry, is probable from
ken in the late debates in the the following reasons. House of Commons, on the present Long dung, fresh from the ftahigh price of provisions, has been ble, is particularly acceptable to such as to fecure you a continuance and proper for, encouraging the of the good opinion of the friends growth of potatoes ; and by the of this country, together with its end of the lunimer the same dung natural consequence, the hatred would become equally proper for and abuse of its irreconcileable the ensuing crop of wheat: enemies; and I have no doubt but, The potatoe being a vegetable to a mind like yours, the motive that requires the use of the hor, will be a sufficient apology for the all noxious weeds might be eradiobtrusion of this address on the cated during its growth nearly as fame inportant fubject.
well as by the Summer ploughing There are, fir, at this moment, and fallowing: many thoutand, I believe many Digging and gathering a crop of hundred thousand, acres of arable potatoes would allo feparate the land in this kingilom, which are dung, destroy any remaining weeds, intended by their occupices to lie and to break and comminute the fallow during the ensuing summer. glebe, as to bring it into a fine tilth
If a certain proportion of every for the wheat. field so circumlianced were to be The common fields, or Lammas well covered with long dung, fresh land as it is called, appear to be from the stable, and planted with particularly well calculated for this potatoes, would it not be an ob- provident purpofe; and they are jeet of immense coufequence in by their tenure obliged to be the prefent circumliances of the thrown open every third year for country?
the use of the poor ; which is, The produce inight be gathered perhaps, one great reason why early enough in Autumn to admit they do lie so frequently fallow and of the next crop of wheat being unproductive. sown in proper time ; and it is pre- İf this be really the case, would sumeable that thote portions of it not be right that the crop of each field, on which the potatoes potatoes produced on fuch land have been cultivated, would pro- should, in every parih, be sold to dace as good, if not a better, crop the poor exclusively at a very meof wheat than the other parts derate price? wliich are to remain fallow and Fariners in general will object umproductive during the summer to the proposal from an erroneous Aiall events, it would be a well-, notion, that it would impoverith timed, grand, national, agricultu- their land, and injure the followral experiment, to deterinine a ing crop; and they appeal to ex: very important point, viz., whe- perience : but the error lies either ther or no the earth actually re- in their partimony, or their inabiquires periodical leatons of reft. lity to procure it, preventing them l'his is certain, the Chinefe, who from allowing a proper quantity are the oldest, the greatest, and the of dung. most industrious, perhaps the best The potatoe is a plant lo extenland-labourinz: nation in the world, lively useful, that it is almoft im laugh at the idea, and are attonified poliible to cultivate too great a which informed that such an opinion quan:ity. They are now found to and practice prevail in Europe. supply the place of turnips for feedThey cannot believe it to be poffi- ing milch-cows; and it is also a ble that any arable field can more fact, perhaps Hot lo generally require to lie fallow than a garden.
known, that horses will eat them ments on which he grounds his with avidity either raw or boiled. doubts is, that “ Milton would I have a horse at this time in very not have written hiinfelf Miltonius.” good condition, that has done his I believe, indeed, his general mode work well, and without intermif- of Latinizing his name was. Miltofion, every day throughout the
throughout the nus; but I observe that, in bis elewinter; and which, except good gant Scazontes to Saltilli, he calls hay, has seldom eaten any thing himself but the refule potatoe, halt a peck
alumnus ille Londini MILTO." every morning, unwashee, and exactly in the fame itate as when dug
He might well also write him out of the ground.
felt lliltonius; (s bis great Italian Excentive as this experiment friend Manso, Marquis of Villa, in would be if generally adopted, it the complimentary distich addreswould in each particular instance ted to him, infcribes it ad foanem have all the advantage of one con
Milionium Anglum. ducted on a small icale, without
Another objection made by C. any poflible loss or inconvenience.
L. is, that Milton was not born at God forbid that we should ever
Oxford. But, query, might not feel the most distant approach to
born at Oxford reter to the father, wards famine! We hear much of with a little addition of punctuathe tcarcity of corn, and the price tion, in which Milton was babituof bread is certainly great; but, to ally negligent and sparing? It has, a person who was present during I believe, been a matter of ques. the whole season of famine in Ben- tion, where Milton's father was gal, in the year 1770, the word 'born; and I think I have seen it Scarcity, as applied to this country, aflerted, that he was born abroad. is an expreflion at which the phi- This then might ferve to settle the lanthropitt mult îmile. I am, tir, point. That he was borri at Oxwith all due respect, your most ford is indeed highly probable, as obedient fervant, The Author of the his father and mother lived in the MEDICAL SPECTATOR.
neighbourhood, where his father
was keeper of Shotover foreft. Ms. URBAN,
If the authenticity of the Bible EING out of England in
having belonged to "Milton can be 1792, I did not at the time well established, the date of 1639, fee your Magazine for July in that at Canterbury city, is well worth year. Lately, happening to look attending to. Milton muft then over the volunie, I was a good
have been on his return to London, deal ftruck with your correspon
after having launded on the Kentishi dent H. B. Peacock's account of a
coalt, from his travels abroad. He Bible once in the poliction of returned, we know *, about the Milton; and I thall be much obli- tione of the king's fecond expeged to him if he will have the dition against the Scots (I believe goodness to communicate to you, in dogut, 1639); and his deor your printer, either privately or fcription of the times, "this year publickly, whole property it now of very dreadful commution, and, is. As I am rather enthufiaftic in. I weea, will ensue murderous whatever relates to Milton, I may times of conflicting light," seeinbe tempted to make a prigrimage, ing to mark a material portion of for the purpose of inspecting. In the year being elapsed, though by the mean time, I Thall be thank- no incans the whole, agrces well ful to know what the size of it is. with the particular une. The
Your correspondent Ç. L. (p. language of this brief description 789 of the fame vol.) doubts the might be thewed alto to be highly fact of the Bible ever having been Nilsonic. If this Bible, therefore, Milion';; and one of the argu:
Prispe's Liis of Milion.
is of a tolerably portable fize, I afferts, that he was so informed by would suppose it to have been the Mr. Fyfe ; and hopes that the par. companion of his travels; a cir- fage in the Biographia Medica alcumstance highly consonant to his luded to may be contradicted in devout disposition and unremitting fome respectable publication, or ftudy of the. Scriptures. What otherwise omitted in a future edi. books and musick he collected tion of that work. abroad (we are expressly told by I have, therefore, troubled you, his nephews), were thipped in Mr. Urban, with this acconnt; chests, and left to follow him to but beg leave to add, that Dr. England. This book was, per- Cappe, of York, and Dr. Ryan, haps, the only one, that he carried of Dublin, reported Mr. Charles from home, and brought back with Darwin's experiments, and found him. So that we may characterize fimilar results with those described Milton, as Mr. Hayley, in the by him; and also, that Dr. Soëmjuftly-admired epitaph, has his mering must fill continue the procountryman Collins ;
pagator, though not the inventor, "Pleas’d on one hook hiszucaried nind to reft, of the allertion contained in bis He wisely judg'd the book of Gullie heft."
Treatise on Diabetes. This cirI fall be very tharkful to any cumitance refie&s no credit on the of your Miltonic correspondents who may illuitrate the line in Mil- very ingenious German phyfiologist, ,ton's Lycidas,
as the contrary facts ought to be
established by repeated experi“ Looks towards Namancos or Bayona's hold,"
ments, not by heariay evidence. by suggesting what place in
BENJAMIN HUTCHINSON, Spain Milton intended by NamanI can find no place on the Directions to Gaolers for Prisoners e
Trial. coast of Spain, or even more inland, the name of which at all re
COT more than half a dozen semble; it. T. Warton takes no
to be brought into the court notice of it whatever. I suspect at one tinie.-Their beads to be Milton picked up the name in some combed or shaved.—Their faces old romance.
and hands to be washed; soap al
lowed for it. Their feet to be Mr. URBAN, Southwell, Morch 8. washed in salted water. SHALL esteem it a favour of
The above rules are worthy at. I
you to insert the following ar- tending to, particularly at this ticle in your valuable Magazine.
time, as the Lent Allizes are so Dr. Soëmmering, of Franckfort nearly at hand; and at this period on the Mayne, having read the of the year the fevers of the pelife of Mr. Charles Darwin in my
trescent tribe are generally more Biographia Medica (in which a prevalent. The directions are pallage is quoted from an inge- plain and fimple, but fufficiently nious Thesis on Hectic Fever by ctficacious for the purpose. The Dr. Cappe, of York), thinks him- inestimable value of the lives of felf ill used in being accused of judges, magifirates, and counsellors, publishing a falsity, by laying, in of this kingdom, at all times, to the a Treatise of his on Diabetes, that publick, calls forth the aid and Mr. Charles Darwin had not in
arm of protection frons every good fact made the experiments on pus fubject, and every good Chritis, mucus, for which the firit prize Jew, or Mahometan; and as fuch, medal was allotted to him at Édin. I wish the insertion of the above burgh, but that he wrote those ex
Thort documents in your extensive periments from imagination.
and useful Monthly Publication, Dr. Sjëmmering, in a letter from a medical friend related 10 which I lately received from him, Mr. Urban by urbanity. V. & B.