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drawn out in separating the wood from it. Slip the bark with the bud, (remembering not to invert the latter) between the wood and bark of the stock. Cut off that part of the bark belonging to the bud which is too long, and join the straight edge sQ formed, accurately, to the cross cut in the bark of the stoek. Bind the wound neatly up with a piece of mat, that has been previously soked in water to make it pliable, leaving the bud exposed. Cut off part of the leaf belonging to the bud, leaving only a small piece attached to the leaf stalk.

At the end of three weeks those buds which have taken may be readily distinguished, and the bandage should be loosened, and, at the end of five or six weeks should be entirely removed. The fol. lowing March, the stock is to be headed down within three inches of the bud; and, the year fol. lowing, this projection is to be cut off

, having been left merely for the purpose of securing the bud. It may be necessary to observe, that buds thus inserted do not shoot out till next year,

C. W. B.

BENEVOLENT EXERTIONS OF THE CLERGY. To the Editor of the Cottager's Monthly Visitor.

DEAR SIR, Riding through a village in Buckinghamshire, the other day, I met with the inclosed hand-bill; which I send you, partly as a curiosity, to shew the extraordinary and various efforts of one person, and partly to remind those who read your publication, how much they are indebted to their Clergymen. We know that some persons assert, that the country might go on very well without the Clergy. But I would ask, whether the removal of the

contrivers and dispensers of blessings like those alluded to in this printed paper, would not be like removing the

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Benevolent Exertions of the Clergy. 273 şun from the heavens? It is greatly to be wished, that every parish in the country were of such compass, as to extent and population, that the minister could know the state of his parishioners, and im prove it in the manner here described, I. B. S.

Parish of H- -*, Nov. 2, 1822. « The Inhabitants of this Parish may be supplied, as heretofore, with Bibles, Testaments, Prayerbooks, spelling and copy-books, at very low prices, by applying to R. J.; Mr. B.; or Élizabeth E, where any person may subscribe a penny, or more, at a time, as they please, for a book.

“ Should any person wish to contribute towards promoting Christian knowledge either at home on abroad, their subscriptions, however small, if taken to the Rev. Mr. R. will be carefully forwarded,

" It is much to be desired, that every family in the parish, who know the blessing of a Bible, a Prayerbook, and a Church, would put by even a halfpenny a week, for the purpose of extending these blessings to others.

“ Books of different descriptions are lent to any inhabitant of the parish, and may be had, by apply-, ing at the school room, on Sunday evening, after divine service, when the books, which have been borrowed, must be brought back, and may be changed for others. It is desired, that no book be kept longer than one month.

“ Such parents as wish to send their children to the Sunday-school, may apply to the Rey. Mr. R. The present number of scholars is 167.

“ The evening-school; for teaching grown up persons, and those who go to daily labour, to read and write, will open in the school-room, on Tuesday, November 12, at half-past five, and be open, from


parish contains 239 houses, and 1281 inhabitants. that hour till 'eight, on Tuesdays and Fridays, during the winter.

“ The money, intended by the industrious, to be put into the Savings Bank át — is carried in on the first Thursday in every month. Labourers are recommended to put into it one shilling every week to pay their rent at Michaelmas; and fathers would do well, if possible, to deposit a small sum weekly, or monthly, for their wives and children, who, in the event of the husband or father's death, would find it a great comfort to have a small sum in the hour of their distress. Lace-makers might put by sixpence or a shilling every time they cut off, and thus have wherewith to buy those articles they most require, when they settle in life.

« The poor may be supplied with firewood, in the usual proportions and prices, on every Monday morning, beginning November the 11th.

“ Potatoes on Mondays, from nine to one o'clock. “Any poor woman in the parish is allowed the use of a set of child-bed linen, for the month of her confinement. She is expected to return it clean. She will be allowed also, for the four weeks, a double quantity of firewood, at the usual price.

6 The clothing-room for poor persons, is open at the rectory house, (as heretoforez) on Monday mornings, from nine to one o'clock; and for men only, from six to seven on Saturday evenings."


BETWEEN KEEPING COWS AND CULTIVATING GARDENS., To the Editor of the Cottager's Monthly Visitor.

SIR, You have given us many useful hints as to the best. means by which the condition of Cottagers might be


improved, you will, therefore, I hope, allow me to trouble you with a few lines on the subject. Some persons have thought it a great thing for a cottager to keep a cow, and I have myself known this sometimes to answer exceedingly well. But I have frequently known the very contrary to happen. 'To buy

bad cow, does not answer; to buy a good one is expensive; so that it costs perhaps all that a poor man has saved; and then, if any accident, or untoward circumstance occurs, the man has lost his all. If a man has saved enough to rent a piece of land to keep his one cow or his two cows well, it will per. haps be a profitable concern, but then he should not run so great a risk as to embark every farthing of his means in this way: something should be kept in reserve, to provide against misfortunes.' When a cow is kept, a pig should likewise be kept; then, besides the money brought in, here is pork, and here is milk for a man's own family, so as to keep the children well, and here is also an opportunity of teaching them good country habits and industry. The ground should be divided, so that part of it may be in grass, and part in cabbages or Swedish turnips, or mangle worzel. Some very active and clever Cottagers may manage all this, and do it well. But, for Cottagers in general, I should think that gardening would answer better than cow keeping; and I am rather confirmed in my opinion by the following observation which I have made ; namely, thatif a peace of land be divided into garden portions, Cottagers can afford to pay such a rent as shall amount, on the whole, to more than a farmer can afford to pay the landlord for the piece. But, on the contrary, if sufficient portions be let to Cottagers for keeping cows, they cannot afford to pay the same rent as they would pay for it in the shape of gardens, which seems to me to prove that gardening answers to them best.

Yours, &c.


ON THE USE OF IMPROPBR BOOKS. To the Editor of the Cottager's Monthly Visitor. SIR,

April 1318. Young persons cannot be too often, or too seriously admonished in their youth, both of the duty which they owe to God, and to their parents and friends. The reading bad books instructs young people in those vices and follies, which are to be found in all classes of society, the highest as well as the lowest.

Let me earnestly recommend parents to keep from their children all such books as can, in any way, lessen their respeet for religion, or diminish their anxiety to live like Christians!

I would call the attention of those young persons, who, having once imbibed wrong notions from bad books, and have encouraged thoughts, and indulged in practices which are contrary to their professed calling as Christians, or have been taught to think lightly of the account, which they must one day give

“ of time mis-spent, and talents misapplied." And I would advise them to ask themselves these questions ;

What will this unprofitable waste of time do towards my advancement in the favour of God ?-Or rather, to what will this sinful mode of spending my time lead me?

Would it pot be far better for me to employ my time in the periisal of such books as would profit me, and increase my knowledge, without hurting

T. L. S.

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my soul ?

To the Editor of the Cottager's Monthly Visitor.

ON BRINGING UP CHILDREN. AMONGST the different families of children that we visit and see, how rarely do we meet with any which

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