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A GENERAL ACCOUNT OF SUCH AS ARE OF Less CONSE:
QUENCE, WITH SHORT CHARACTERS;
NOTICES, OR REVIEWS OF VALUABLE FOREIGN BOOKS;
CRITICISMS ON NEW PIECES OF MUSIC AND WORKS OF ART;
LITERARY INTELLIGENCE OF EUROPE, &C.
At hæc omnia ita tractari præcipimus, ut non, Criticorum more, in laude et
Bacon de biftoria literaria conscribenda.
FROM JANUARY, TO APRIL INCLUSIVE, 1791.
PRINTED TOR J. JOHNSON, N°. 72, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD,
ART. 1. Transactions of the Society instituted at London, for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerces with the Premiums offered in the rear 1790, Vol. viii.
8vo. p. 416. with a Print of the Elevation of the Society's House, as designed by R. Adam, and four Plates, Pr. 4sfewed. Dodfley. 1790.
The premiums of this Society have been particularly directed to the encouragement of planting trees for timber. Ás this is done with a view to prevent a scarcity of that article in future, the design is undoubtedly very laudable ; particularly fo, if the object be to plant trees on soils unfit for pasture or corn. But to raise woods on good fertile land, which is perfectly adapted to those purposes, does not appear to us equally meritorious. The difference in the price, must always make it more profitable for this country to import timber than corn.
Agriculture.--A gold medal was adjudged to J. Morse, Esq; for planting 25 acres with acorns, on part of which the acorns were ploughed in with wheat. Another to Mr. Coulishaw, for planting 6 acres, on Carlton Forest, with Spanish chesnuts, of which more than 1200 per acre, and as many larches-the boundaries planted with oaks, alhes, and various other trees. Two others to R. Slater Milnes, Esq; for having planted 20,000 elms and 200,000 larches. A silver medal to Mr. Wright, for having planted 11,573 larch trees, A gold medal to the Bishop of Landaff, for planting 11 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, lost their tops by the wetness of the spring and summer of 1789.
A gold medal, or 301. which was offered for discovering the nature of the disease, 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 ad. mits of three different stages, or degrees: ift, The halí curl: 2d, The VOL, IX. N' I.