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BRECON C YMREIG YDD10 X.

HERTFORDSHIRE ASSIZES, MARCH…

MONTHLY AGRICULTURAL REPOIL…

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MONTHLY AGRICULTURAL REPOIL IT. AT the commencement of the present month the lands were almost universally in the best possible state for the various operations of the Vernal season. Advantage has been taken of the favourable state of the weather, and in most parts, where tillage was backward, late in Hit autumn, the lost time was fully recovered in January. Some im- pediment may have been experienced lately, from rain, heavy falls of snow, and hoar frosts, but not to a degree to produce material ill-conse- quences. Wli a' seeds, winter tares, all green crops ex- hibit as fine and promising a lu>; -sriance as could even be wished the dryest and soundest lands, in course, having the advantage. As a set-off, appropriate to a mild winter, the slug and wire worm are putting in their claim, with much earnestness and activity. In the mean time, the rooks are equally on the alert, but are greatly overdone with business, excepting on those few spots where they are very numerous. The common turnips have generally run away, and become loose and unwholesome food. The chief dependence is now in the Swedes and mangel-wurzels; and fortunate are those flock- masters and feeders who possess a store of them. The latter is annually cultivated more and more extensively and universally; although it un- doubtedly requires a good strong soil, yet there is no doubt of its superior profit, wherever it will grow, since the proportions in all crops is similar, and poor land will, of course, always be below rich, both as to quantity and quality. In dry situations, even in Scotland, cattle have remained abroad throughout the present winter fodder is in consequence thus far plentiful, but the hay indifferent. A very considerable breadth of spring wheat has been sown, not only on account of the disap- pointments in the late autumnal season, hut doubtless also from the ene-oui-igeiient afforded by a rising market. The Tularcra or Spanish wheat, and the old English lammas, are the species of late, and at present most in use, the inferior South Eastern, Thracian, or Siberian, wheats, having been for the last few years out of repute. The beans are all in, en the best lands. Barleys sown with clovers come out coarse, and the ac cable quantity low but double crops, light or wrong, are customary. Spring tares for seed aic scarce. The tender state of the binds has greatly prevented superinduction. Should the weather continue favourable, all the Spring crops will be sown early this season. Timber, in the country, with the exception of ash, is generally low in price, There has been a great tra(if, between the Mid- land and Northern countries for provisions, and large flocks of sheep, and quantities of wheat have proceeded northwards, to the great manu- facturing districts; where t'he artisans have greatly, wisely, and necessarily, improved in their diet. The quantity, however,, of bread-corn, in the country, notwithstanding the inferiority of the last crop, is very considerable the breadth sown equally so. Horses of every description fetch high prices, and the stock sca- e in the country, insomuch that there is considerable resort to the metropolis for purchase.

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FEMALE FASHIONS FOR MARCH.

POETRY. —

IIOXI':,:.L\:1-,;:; SERVICE.

EPITAPH.

LONDON NEW PRICE CURRENTS,

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