In this light, husbandry includes not only agriculture, but several other branches connected with it. Of this description are the rearing of cattle; the management of the dairy, or the making of butter and cheese; the treatment of bees; the raising of flax, timber, hops, etc. To these may be added horticulture, as far as it respects orchards, and the making of cyder and perry ; the domestic economy of the farm-house, and various other ob-jects, of which we treat in their respettive order of the alphabet.
Such are the numerous branches which demand the husbandman's attention ; and so complicated indeed are they, as to call forth every exertion and ingenuity, for the purpose of facilitating the different operations, and to promote their more or less important objects. Hence various societies, both public and private, have been instituted; which, by judicious premiums, and other modes of encouragement, have advanced tins interesting science perhaps to the highest degree of perfection of which it is susceptible, if the occasional difference of opinion were ultimately settled. We shall, therefore, subjoin a list of such works as will amply repay the time and attention which may be spent in perusing them, and which reflect lustre and credit on the country in which they have been published.
The Communications to the Board of Agriculture, and the Transac-tions of the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, etc. possess the first place in the scale of merit. With these may also be classed the Letters and Papers of the Bath and West of England Society, and Mr. A. Young's Annals of Agriculture; works which have been carried on for a series of years, and which progressively become more interesting and useful.
Beside these collective and national works, there have lately appeared various detached treatises, relative to the principal branches of husbandry, the perusal of which cannot fail to be attended with considerable advantage. Among these are, 1. Lord Somervilles System followed during the two last Years, by the Board of Agriculture, etc. (8vo. pp. 300. 2d edit. Miller, 1800); a work replete with information and philanthropic proposals - 2. Dr. Anderson's Es-says on Agriculture (8vo. '6 vols. 11. 7s) - 3 The same practical writer's Recreations in Agriculture, of which five volumes have been already published - 4. Mr. Ellis's Husbandry abridged and methodized (8vo. 2 vols. 10s. 6d.)—.5. Mr. Harte's Essays in Husbandry (8vo. 5s. (3d.) - 6. Mr. Parkinson's Experienced Farmer (2 vols. 8vo. Robinsons, 1798); a work containing a variety of useful hints and directions. - Much valuable information may also be collected from the New Farmer's Calendar (8vo. pp. 619. 9s. Symonds,1800); and likewise, from Mr. Banis-ter's Synopsis of Husbandry (8vo. pp. 471. 7s. Robinsons, 1799), which last-mentioned work is obviously written by a man of experience.
There are many other works of merit published by English writers on agriculture; but, as our narrow limits will not permit us to specify them, we cannot conclude this article better than in the words of the excellent Lord So-merville, whose name we have frequently cited : " Economy (says this enlightened nobleman) is the life and soul of husbandry : when we lost sight of it, plenty deserted us ; and unless it be speedily recurred to, she will not return. May that period) when of necessity we must put in execution some plan for the relief of our poor, be far from us ! May vigorous and economical husbandry prevail throughout the kingdom, without the aid of legislative interference