This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V22", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
At first we wondered why any one should send a book like this to a horticultural magazine for review; but on glancing through it we see what suggested it. According to Mr. Mcintosh, " the last train," " the coming of Christ," "the-lake of fire," "the end of the world," is to be during the winter of 1883 and 1884. It will therefore be of no use for nurserymen to set out any more young trees, cuttings or seeds; or to make any contracts for over two years ahead. It is kind of Mr. Mcintosh to for-warn us of our fast approaching doom; but possibly fate may be induced to change her mind, as she has so often done in the past, before the fatal day comes; and we fancy most nurserymen will hold on in hope some good luck will yet postpone the awful time.