Allan Cunningham's Recollections of Burns
Agriculture, Progress, Chemistry
Observes of Burns that his agricultural methods were undeveloped: 'He plodded on in the regular slothful routine of his ancestors; he rooted out no bushes, he dug up no stones; he drained not, neither did he enclose; and weeds obtained their full share of the dung and the lime, which he bestowed more like a medicine than a meal on his soil' (328).
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