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For the North Wales Gazette. ON HUSBANDR Y. There are too many of the children of the opulent, put into what are termed the liberal professions, and If there was a diminution in the numbcr, the business of law, physic, and divinity, would be better executed, and there would be none either idling, starving, or do- 0, ing mean and unworthy things for bread.—It is a melancholy truth, that in consequence of their devotion to the learned professions, to which some persons are impelled bv inter- est, and others by vanity, and the country is deprived of its most efficient support. The true country gentleman, who combines prac- tical skill in his pursuit, with an enlarged and improved intellect, fraught with all the ne- cessary knowledge, which makes agriculture not merely an useful, but a delightful pursuit; which turns every flower that springs in our path, into an object of interest, and every shovel full of clay into a subject of curious enquiry-all that is valuable in science and in art can be brought to bear upon husbandry— botany, chemistry, mineralogy, the important facts of natural philosophy-and until an ac quaintance with some or all of these topics, is brought to the concerns of agriculture, by those who profess it, the advances will be slow and precarious, founded on jejune and scram- bling efforts, without system or regularity, and affording no foundation upon which suc- ceeding experiments can be tried with any ra- tional hope ofsuccess—indeed, upon the right, ly conceived, and well executed exertions of country gentlemen, the existence of manufac- tures, commerce, and arts, materially depends, when the former are misunderstood, the hit- ter must decay—a failure in the one, inevita- bly induces a declension in the other. Those who know and love Wales, must be fully aware of the necessity at the present mo- ment of establishing in every district Agrt- cultural Societies. Independent of every other cause, the rapidly increasing population of the country must inflict great hardships upon the communil", uotess more land is brollght into productive culture, and it is hardly lo be con- ceived how much that podioll of it already under crops, would be augmented, if increas- ed capilal and skill were expended upon it and all that is practicable, and practicable alone throngh a wise and enlightened applica- oil of resources which are completely within our power—if men of landed property would rear one of their children to this most honour- able and liberal of all professions, we should find III an incredible short period, the face o the country altered, and many of those m' chiefs removed which flow from the ionorant officious, and often interested interference of agents. The estated gentleman would possess in his son, an enlightened, liberal, and Saitii- ful representative, actuated by a common in- terest, and possessed of a fair, humane, and cordnl dealing, that must produce corres- pondng confidence, and a feeling of honour aiid -st.eeiii, which those who are acquainted witht he human heart, know to he the only lasting tllldjirmlJQsis of national strength. Th necessities of the times, and the im. rnen demands on this country for supplies of provsions, render husbandry (at all times im- poriint to a country) now most particularly esselitjal—every thing that can improve its processes, and promote its extent, should be givtt, to the public, and it is to he regretted that so little, in the way of Welsh original communication, has found its way into your columns—that there are many persons in the country well versed in agriculture, there can hejiftJe doubt, and it is to be lamented that they do not publish the resnltof their experi- ments, particularly now when there is in dif- ferent newspapers all eligible vehicle for in- fer illation. Milrh of this reluçtance to pUlling pen to jiaper in the way of useful communications, may be ascribed to the indolence which ob- structs in a greater or lesser degree, the ex- ertions" of every human being, whether in his own or in the service of olhers, atld must be fairly imputed to the defective and irregntar education received by agriculturisls, who drop into the pursuit frpm every other profession, and conceive that they can at once start ul) experienced farmers, without previous long and laborious application. Far from being a science easily acquired, and speedily conquer- ed, there is not perhaps an cmployment which demands more general information, and more accurate study—practice must have been long t, combined with theory, before any proficiency can he truly accomplished, and ail the various processes must have been frequently seen, and the beneficial effects of the rotation of crops intentty observed before any effective know- ledge can be said to be attained. it is to be wished that the system extended by an early education of children, to this pur- suit, under the guidance of experience, and enlightened farmers, who while they instruct- ed them in the rudiments of an appropriate education, give them at the same time a radi- cal knowledge, theoretical and practical of agriculture, in all its branches. It IS painful to think how few individuals in the profession I have any Science; the theoretical farmer is pro- bably making his experiments on a bow pot, before his window—it is this separation of qualities, which to he useful, must be inter- mingled and combined, that has so fatally re- tarded tbe progress of agrictiltlire in Waleq, nor till another plan-s prosecuted, can any material amendment take place. Llanrwst, 1813. CERES. SERVANTS. If servants are weil treated, t hey ought more than any other dass in humble life. to be ai, tentive, industrious, and honest. When taxes are increased six fold, and every article of Ihe first necessity advanced to treble its former price, when wages are doubled at least, per- haps more, and when every article of clothing suited at feast to females, is ohtained at one half of their former price — when under all these circumstances, the condition of servants, x c I I) I)l c(i as ificy are fr,)tyi (lie, etl"Ct creasing expenees of everv kind and sort, is positively and relatively so very superior to that of other labouring persons, we are deci- dedly of opinion that the abuse of confidence, and IIllrcatment of their superiors, which are at the present day so frequent, are highly re- prehensible and well worthy of wholesome castigation. Justice is the due of all parties, and if masters and mistresses actfairly by Iheir domestics, they are doubly bound lo do good and faithful service. Wales, IS 13. A MASTER.



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