Agriculture. Translated from the French of Monsieur de Rollin
R C, pseud. [Richard Cope]
Agriculture, Theory, Practice
After a review of the history of ancient agriculture starting with the Fall, the writer reflects on both the importance and the practice of agriculture. He observes: 'the proper method of managing and improving soils should be well understood, to which may be added the necessity of experience, which holds the pre-eminence in all the arts, which infinitely exceeds all precepts, and which enables us to profit even by the faults we have committed' (412).
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