Elihu Burritt

FIRST DAY'S OBSERVATIONS AND ENJOYMENT - RURAL FOOT-PATHS; VISIT TO TIPTREE FARM - ALDERMAN MECHI'S OPERATIONS - IMPROVEMENTS INTRODUCED, DECRIED, AND ADOPTED - STEAM POWER, UNDER-DRAINING, DEEP TILLAGE, IRRIGATION - PRACTICAL RESULTS.

INVERNESS - ROSS-SHIRE - TAIN - DORNOCH - GOLSPIE - PROGRESS OF RAILROADS - THE SUTHERLAND EVICTION - SEA-COAST SCENERY - CAITHNESS - WICK: HERRING FISHERIES - JOHN O'GROAT'S: WALK'S END.

ENGLISH AND AMERICAN BIRDS.

ANTHONY CRUICKSHANK - THE GREATEST HERD OF SHORTHORNS IN THE WORLD - RETURN TO LONDON AND TERMINATION OF MY TOUR.

TALK WITH AN OLD MAN ON THE WAY - OLD HOUSES IN ENGLAND - THEIR AMERICAN RELATIONSHIPS - ENGLISH HEDGES AND HEDGE-ROW TREES - THEIR PROBABLE FATE - CHANGE OF RURAL SCENERY WITHOUT THEM.

A FOOTPATH WALK AND ITS INCIDENTS - HARVEST ASPECTS - ENGLISH AND AMERICAN SKIES - HUMBLER OBJECTS OF CONTEMPLATION - THE DONKEY: ITS USES AND ABUSES.

HOSPITALITIES OF "FRIENDS" - HARVEST ASPECTS - ENGLISH COUNTRY INNS; THEIR APPEARANCE, NAMES, AND DISTINCTIVE CHARACTERISTICS - THE LANDLADY, WAITER, CHAMBERMAID, AND BOOTS - EXTRA FEES AND EXTRA COMFORTS.

LIGHT OF HUMAN LIVES - PHOTOGRAPHS AND BIOGRAPHS - THE LATE JONAS WEBB, HIS LIFE, LABORS, AND MEMORY.

The next morning I resumed my walk and visited a locality bearing a name and association of world-wide celebrity and interest.  It is the name of a small rural hamlet, hardly large enough to be called a village, and marked by no trait of nature or art to give it distinction.

THRESHING MACHINE - FLOWER SHOW - THE HOLLYHOCK AND ITS SUGGESTIONS - THE LAW OF CO-OPERATIVE ACTIVITIES IN VEGETABLE, ANIMAL, MENTAL, AND MORAL LIFE.

VISIT TO A THREE-THOUSAND-ACRE FARM - SAMUEL JONAS - HIS AGRICULTURAL OPERATIONS, THEIR EXTENT, SUCCESS, AND GENERAL ECONOMY.

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