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.
Mr. Thomas Hughes addressed the workingmen of London recently, in aid of emigration to his new colony of Rugby in Tennessee. We have seldom read such a farrago of nonsense. Amongst other things, he told them that one person had bought land there for the purpose of growing tea and coffee. It is too bad that people should be dragged from their homes and country at the beck of those who know nothing practically of what they are about. It is said that ideas rule the world. Perhaps they do, but only when common sense goes at the back of them. If we are to have but one we would sooner have an ounce of common sense than a ton of ideas.