Excerpt from The Farmer's Magazine, Vol. 14: July to December, 1846 The village of Rivenhall, situated between the towns of Witham, and Kelvedon, in Essex, was the birth-place of Thomas Tusser. It is here that our friend Henry Dixon w carries on his re searches for the improvement of the draining tiles and pipes of the modern farmer; and when the inquiring agriculturist w makes a pilgrimage to Rivenhall, if he does t discover any traces of Tusser, he will find, in these pipe works, and in the highly cultivated adjoining farms more than one object, which may enable him to combine in his tour both instruction and amusement. So little is kwn of the personal history of Tusser, that any addition to the imperfect outline which can be gleaned from his own works is valu able; and I therefore deem apology necessary to Mr. Clarke for transferring to the pages of this magazine the copy of Tusser's will, which has, through his exertions, been rescued from oblivion. 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.