This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V23", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Young men stay in the country. Do not think of coming to a large city, if you wish to be happy and prosperous. I have experienced both and say that there is more real happiness in one day in the country, on the lawn, in the garden, on the farm, than you would find in a city in a year.
You will say the work in the country is laborious; but if properly systematized, with improved machinery and implements, it need not be. Nearly everything is done by horse power. You will be happier and richer ten times over, in the not very long run. So take my advice young man, stay in the country; - if you can.