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LITERARY MISCELLANY,

FOR JULY 1796;

:

With a View of Luss, the Seat of Sir JAMES COLQUHOUN, Bart.

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CON TENTS:

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Register of the Weather for July, 2 Anecdotes of the South Sea

Arguments in favour of Large

Gumpany,

47

Farms,

3

Character of the Rev. Wm.

Some Account of Tobias Smollett, 8 Law,

Description of the View, . . ib. On the Life and Education

Narrative of the Adyentures of

of a School,

the Mutineers on board his Ma Literary Intelligence,

51

jesty's (hip Bounty after their

Theatrical Intelligence,

52

separation from Capt. Bligh, 9 Drury. Lane,

ib.

Life of Linneus,

16 Covent-Garden,

53

Memoirs of the House of Savoy, Hay.Market.

54

with some account of the Court Opera House,

55

of Sardinia,

Theatre-Royal, Dublin, - it.

Government, Dominions, Po, Books and Pamphlets published

pulation, Taxes, Revenue, in June 1796,

Troops, and Marine, 22 Albert and Emma'; a Tale, 57

Account of the Prince of Pied.

mont, Duke d'Aoste, Dukes de On the Death of Lieut. Col. Buller 64

Montferrat, Gennovois, and the To the Memory of Geo. Campbell,
Count de Maurienne; Duke de D.D.

Chablais, and Princesses, 25 Verses to the Memory of the Rev.

Life of George Anderson, E.g. -

William Bryden, S.S.T. P. 66

Memoirs of the Rev. Geo. Campo, Epitaph for Algernon Sidney', ib.

bell, -

31

Anecdotes of Persons connected Proceedings of the Sixth Se Tion

with the French Revolution,

34

of the Seventeenth Parliament

Neckar,

ib.

of Great Britain,

66

Vergniaud and Chabot,

35

Pastoret.and St Huruge, - 36 Proceedings of the Legislative As.

Anarchasis Cloots,

37 fembly of France,

73

Mallet Du Pan,

33 Accounts from the French Armies, 74

M. Peltier,

39 Suspenâion of Arms with the Duke

Mesdemoiselles de Fernigs, and

of Perma,

-' 75

M. de la Tude,

40 Articles of the Treaty of Peace

M. Drouet,

31

between France and Sardinia, 76

Collot d'Herbois,

42 Conditions of the Armillice with

Account of Jas. Macperfon, Esq. ib.

the Duke of Modena,

ib,

Extraets from the Miscellaneous Interesting Intelligence from the

Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq.45 London Gazettes,

77

On Pride of Ancestry, ib. Election of Peers for Scotland, 72

On Self Biography,

46

Birtis,

84

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THE

EDINBURGH MAGAZINE,

OR

LITERARY MISCELLANY,

FOR JULY 1796.

THE

SOME ARGUMENTS IN FAVOUR OF LARGE FARMS. SIR,

HE writer of the Observations enable him to lay out considerable

relative to Large Farms, in fums on the adventitious manures your Magazine for May last, though neceffary for the enriching his land. he professes, from the attention he But the want of sufficient capital has paid to Agriculture, to be not too often precludes small farmers an incompetent judge of the effects from the poslibility of improving of large farms, appears to

me to their land.

Small poffeffions around have taken a very partial view of the towns, in the occupation of manufac. subject. And though he is of opi- turers and others, are, no doubt, cul. nion, that he has said enough to, tivated to the greatest advantage ; prove that large farms are highly in. but their occupiers are enabled to do jurious, I am not deterred from of- lo, only by employing part of the ca. fering fome arguments in their fa- pital, which they have acquired by vour, which, if not sufficient to prove their success in trade, in the improvethem, on the contrary, highly advanta. ment of their land. Indeed, the geous, will, I hope, induce the unpre- quantity of land poffefied in this way judiced reader, not to put implicit is comparatively lo small as to afford faith in his assertions. The advan. no argument against farms in general tages, or disadvantages, of large being large. From all the Agrifarms, will probably more diftinctly cultural Reports of the different appear, if we take a separate view of counties of the kingdom, it will be their effects, upon the annual pro- found, that they are rich and large duce of the land, and upon the po- farmers only, who have made thempulation of the nation at large. So felvés conspicuous for the superior qua. far from a large farm producing lity of their stocks,ortbe more improvless than the same land divided ed cultivation of their land, From the amongst a number of occupiers would variety of soils in a large farm, its pofdo, in all places where the spirit of sessor has it in his power to make the improvement has made any progress, proper cultivation of one more subthe contrary effect has universally servient to the improvement of ano. been produced, and must necessarily ther species of soil. He is enabled be so. The improvement of worn to keep his live stock at much greatout, or of waste land, neceffarily re er advantage, as very often the same quires that its occupier should be labour is neceffary to attend a few possessed of capital, not only fuffi- sheep or cows, as would be reçient to flock his farm, but also to quired for a greater number. In

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