Bank-Fence, in rural economy, signifies the inclosure of ground with an artificial bank. In places where fiat stones cannot be procured, the most durable and advantageous method of" fencing in arable or pasture lands, is with turf or green sods, about five or six inches thick the foundation five feet wide; the middle filled up with earth ; the top about three feet broad, and planted with proper shrubs or dwarf-wood. As every agriculturist is acquainted with the manner of constructing such fences, we shall only remark, that they are in many respects preferable to the common hedges ; because the latter, with their ditches (if a computation were made throughout, the British Empire) cover an almost incredible quantity of soil, while they neither a fiord sufficient shelter for cattle, nor can thre herbage growing contiguous to them, be compared to that generally produced on sloping sides of banks, where nettles and other aquatic weeds would not obstruct the vegetation of the more useful plants. It is, however, to be regretted, that manual labour in this country is at present so very expensive, that few farmers, excepting those who hoard up their grain, and wait for the maximum, or highest price, are either inclined or able, to defray the and unavoidable expence connect-ed with the system of lank-fen .
A subject of such extensive importance, we humbly conceiv entitled to every attention from a and economical legislature, or at least deserves to be conducted on simitar principles, and with the same patriotic spirit, as has lately been displayed in the different Schemes of inland navigation.