Excerpt from A Pilgrimage of British Farming, 1910-1912 My Dear Beaven, To whom but to you should I dedicate this account of our joint wanderings. For, as I read them afresh, I am always being reminded, sometimes of your methods of dealing with barley problems, the rigour of which may well put us professional men of science to shame, sometimes of the acuity of your criticisms of the work of the same class of pundits. But most of all I think of you as one of the last defenders of the old laissez-faire position, a latter-day Athanasius, standing for self-help and honest individual work, and deuncing Government Department, Country Councils, Development Commissions, and all such spoon-feeding agencies, until that ancient thruster - the old Leon Bollee, would boil over with the combined fury of your driving and your arguments! May it be granted to us to review our opinions, years hence, over the same ground! About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.