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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...before. He thinks the clip from his Cotswold hydraulic rams will exceed that of any previous year. He will also experiment in a ...Read MoreThis 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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...before. He thinks the clip from his Cotswold hydraulic rams will exceed that of any previous year. He will also experiment in a scientific manner to perfect the laying of fancy Easter porcelain and decorated China eggs by Cochin China fowls. If they cannot manage it he will try some experiments on the egg plant. Mr. Le Due is a man who is not easily discouraged by small obstacles. He will watch the habits of the grasshopper and curculio and bed-bug, also with great assiduity. I have bagged him to transfer the bed-bug to the Indian Department. He always regards my suggestions very favorably, because, as he says, I am " so practical." We are going to devote a part of the summer to grafting the saddle-rock oyster on th/ft vegetable oyster-plant, and will spare no pains to secure an inland oyster that will stand this dry air and high, rigorous climate. THE SAKE OLD THING. Recently I have had the pleasure of acting as chiei mourner at a mountain picnic. This subject has been pretty well represented in romance and song already; but I venture to give my experience as being a little out of the ordinary. The joy which is experienced in the glad, free life of the picnicker is always before the picnic. On the evening before he makes the excursion, he is too full of sacred pleasure and lavender colored tranquillity for anything. He glides about the house, softly warbling to himself the fragment of some tender love song, while he packs the corkscrews and matches, and other vegetables for the morrow. I was placed in command of a party of ladies who had everything arranged so that all I needed to do would be to get into the buggy and drive to the mountains, eat my lunch, and drive back again. I like to go with a party of ladies, because they never...Read Less
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