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brick and stakes, to support the brick in its inclining position, taking care to place all the beans on the under side of the brick. The mice in eating the beans will also cut the packthread, and so disengage the brick, or stone, which, falling on them, kills them.
There is nothing new in the foregoing method; but as field mice will seldom enter a close trap, I thought proper to mention it.
As mice are frequently carried into gardens with straw, or litter, and are there extremely hurtful, destroying Beans and Peas in Spring, as also Lettuces, Melons, and Cucumbers in frames, it is necessary to take some pains to destroy them.
Ir redounds very much to the general honour of the British nation, as well as to the particular credit of the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce, and several other associations for the advancement of Agriculture, &c. that the face of the country has, in the course of the present century, received so much improvement, and such added beauty.
The premiums and honorary marks of distinction held forth by these societies have excited a spirit of emulation, or suggested a spirit of improvement, among persons of every rank of life, which have been productive of many discoveries of no common benefit in their present effects, and of great promise from their future consequences, to the community at large.
But notwithstanding the strides which modern