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A GENERAL ACCOUNT OF SUCH AS ARE OF LESS CONSE:
NOTICES, OR REVIEWS OF VALUABLE FOREIGN BOOKS;
LITERARY INTELLIGENCE OF EUROPE, &c.
At hæc omnia ita tractari præcipimus, ut non, Criticorum more, in laude et
FROM JANUARY, TO APRIL INCLUSIVE, 1791.
PRINTED FOR J. JOHNSON, N°. 72, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD,
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ART. 1. Tranfactions of the Society inftituted at London, for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce, with the Premiums offered in the Year 1790, Vol. VIII. 8vo. p. 416. with a Print of the Elevation of the Society's House, as defigned by R. Adam, and four Plates. Pr. 4s. fewed. Dodfley. 1790.
THE premiums of this Society have been particularly directed to the encouragement of planting trees for timber. As this is done with a view to prevent a scarcity of that article in future, the defign is undoubtedly very laudable; particularly fo, if the object be to plant trees on foils unfit for pafture or corn. But to raife woods on good fertile land, which is perfectly adapted to thofe purposes, does not appear to us equally meritorious. The difference in the price, muft always make it more profitable for this country to import timber than corn.
Agriculture.-A gold medal was adjudged to J. Morfe, Efq; for planting 25 acres with acorns, on part of which the acorns were ploughed in with wheat. Another to Mr. Coulifhaw, for planting 6 acres, on Carlton Foreft, with Spanish chesnuts, of which more than 1200 per acre, and as many larches-the boundaries planted with oaks, afhes, and various other trees. Two others to R. Slater Milnes, Efq; for having planted 20,000 elms and 200,000 larches. A filver medal to Mr. Wright, for having planted 11,573 larch trees. A gold medal to the Bishop of Landaff, for planting II acres, with 20,000 afh, 3,200 oaks, 2000 elm, 2000 beach, 2000 fycamore, and 650 Carolina poplar plants. Many thousands of the larches planted by his lordship in 1788, loft their tops by the wetness of the fpring and fummer of 1789.
A gold medal, or 301. which was offered for difcovering the nature of the difeafe, and method of curing the curl in. potatoes, was divided between Mr. Hollins, Mr. W. Pitt, and Mr. Holt.
Mr. Hollins states, that 'the curl in potatoes is a disease which admits of three different ftages, or degrees: 1ft, The half curl: 2d, The VOL. IX. N' I. curl: