Excerpt from The Southern Planter and Farmer, Vol. 39: Devoted to Agriculture, Horticulture and Rural Affairs; June 1878 Agriculture is the nursing mother of the Arts. - xenoph0n. Tillage and Pasturage are the two breasts of the State - sully. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.