Annual Report of the Secretary of the Maine Board of Agriculture, Issue 17

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Page 20 - ... without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts, in such manner as the Legislatures of the States may respectively prescribe, in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions in life.
Page 311 - And the eye cannot say to the hand, ' I have no need of thee ' ; nor again the head to the feet,
Page 387 - And he spake of trees, from the cedar tree that is in Lebanon even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall: he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes.
Page 392 - Knowledge, truth, love, beauty, goodness, faith, alone give vitality to the mechanism of existence ; the laugh of mirth that vibrates through the heart, the tears that freshen the dry wastes within, the music that brings childhood back, the prayer that calls the future near, the doubt which makes us meditate, the death which startles us with mystery, the hardship which forces us to struggle, the anxiety that ends in trust, — are the true nourishment of our natural being.
Page 429 - But if the characteristic aspect of different portions of the earth's surface depends conjointly on all external phenomena — if the contours of the mountains, the physiognomy of plants and animals, the azure of the sky, the forms of the clouds, and the transparency of the atmosphere, all combine in...
Page 192 - He separated them from the soil by the following expedient. An excavation was made in the field to the depth of six feet, and a stream of water was directed against the vertical wall of soil until it was washed away, so that the roots of the plants growing in it were laid bare. The roots thus exposed in a field of rye, in one of beans, and in a bed of garden peas, presented the appearance of a mat, or felt of white fibres, to a depth of about four feet from the surface of the ground.
Page 392 - ... and turn thought into an implement of trade, — this is not life. In all this, but a poor fraction of the consciousness of humanity is awakened : and the sanctities still slumber which make it most worth while to be. Knowledge, truth, love, beauty, goodness, faith, alone give vitality to the mechanism of existence...
Page 429 - I am strongly induced to believe that as in music the person who understands every note will, if he also possesses a proper taste, more thoroughly enjoy the whole, so he who examines each part of a fine view may also thoroughly comprehend the full and combined effect.
Page 303 - ... like to bring up. It will not answer to experiment for the sake of our bread and butter. We must go at it as earnest scientific men, seeking to develop the truth, and let it make no difference who is pleased or displeased with the result. We must get at it in this spirit, regardless of outside clamor. I know that farmers demand of the agricultural colleges impossibilities ; I know they are expecting immediate results. A person said to me, two years ago, "I do not think much of your agricultural...
Page 289 - ... results is to compare, and in the end get some law that is general and as near accurate as may be. Dr. Miles — I understood you to say the experiments might be tried in a certain way, and although they were not accurate, yet by reason of the large number of them, we might get at great results, which is the only means by which accuracy could be secured. It seems to me if that be the position, it is going to lead us astray at once. We must understand it is impossible to secure absolute accuracy;...

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