Excerpt from Recreations in Agriculture, Natural-History, Arts, and Miscellaneous Literature, Vol. 1 Many circumstances of a local nature, arising from national customs, prejudices, and laws, have tended, doubt, to retard the advancement of agriculture in particular places; but it would be foreign to our pur pose to enumerate these at present; it is those things only which, by operating universally at all times, and in all places, have had a general in uence, that it con cerns us w to develope. 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.