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The bread must suffice to remunerate all these labours, and several others ; such
as the carpenters and bricklayers who erected the farm-buildings ; the hedgers
and ditchers who made the fences necessary for the protection of the crop ; the ...
But the same set of tools, perhaps, suffice to the plough-maker for forging a
hundred ploughs, which serve during the twelve years of their existence to
prepare the soil of as many different farms. A twelve- hundredth part of the labour
of making ...
... the winnower, the makers of butter and cheese ; operations always counted as
agricultural, probably because it is the custom for them to be performed by
persons resident on the farm, and under the same superintendence as tillage.
For another example : a farmer may enter on his farm at such a time of the year,
that he may be required to pay one, two, or even three quarters' rent before
obtaining any return from the produce. This, therefore, must be paid out of his
... his servants or guests, these articles have ceased to exist, and nothing has
been produced to replace them : while if the same sum had been employed in
farming or manufacturing, the consumption which would have taken place would
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