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William Marshall


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William Marshall : Rural Economy of the Midland Counties, The; Including the Management of Livestock in Leicestershire and its Environs'

'With this parcel we return Messrs Marshall and Young. some Observations from the former I lay by as matters to be inquired into but have taken nothing by way of Extract, so that all you intend to take may be put in the proper Place in your work, without Danger of Repetition' [Crabbe is alluding to his work on the 'Natural History of the Vale of Belvoir', a collaboration with John Nichols]

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: George Crabbe      Print: Book


William Marshall : Minutes of Agriculture

'Mr. Allen, the printer, brought a book on agriculture, which was printed, and was soon to be published. It was a very strange performance, the authour having mixed in it his own thoughts upon various topicks, along with his remarks on ploughing, sowing, and other farming operations. He seemed to be an absurd profane fellow, and had introduced in his book many sneers at religion, with equal ignorance and conceit. Dr. Johnson permitted me to read some passages aloud.'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: James Boswell      Print: Book


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