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labours of manual husbandry. On the farms of Mr. Coke, of Holkham, an improvement on temporary fencing has been projected in the application of moveable gates and posts, with hurdles, for partially eating off turnips or depasturing grass lands.

Regaining land from the sea, a most laudable and praiseworthy practice, has been acted upon with great success in this county. At Titchwell three hundred acres were embanked in 1786, and Count Bentinck, in Marshland, recovered a vast tract of land; but in the prosecution of his plan lost his life. The count's embankments extend four miles.

The active exertions of the spirit of well-regulated enterprise and agricultural industry is eminently explified in the multitude of inclosures in the county, of which we may form an estimate from the following accurate list, drawn up from actual researches, by Arthur Young, Esq. secretary to the Board of Agriculture.

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It is estimated by Mr. Kent that the total yearly produce sent out of the county is 1,274,5211. 9s.

There is not a county in England so distinguished for the native industry of its inhabitants, nor is there one superior for the beauty and neatness of the farms. The Norfolk farmer exhibits, both in himself and his farm, characteristic traits of excellence : industrious, œconomical, yet hospitable, habitually neat in his person, and presenting in his farm every thing that can evince the most sedulous attention and comprehensive judgment with respect to its agriculture.

To close: whether we survey this county with respect to its climate, its population, its trade and commerce, the character of its inhabitants, the diversified beauties of prospect which embellish it, or especially with respect to the improved state of agriculture, it may with propriety be denominated "the Glory of England."

RARE PLANTS

FOUND IN THE COUNTY OF NORFOLK.

Acorus Calamus. Sweet-smelling Flag or Calamus; in the river Yare, near Norwich and Lynn.

Bidens Cornua. Nodding Bidens; in ditches and lakes.

Campansia Latifolia. Giant Throat Wort; in bushy places and hedges.

Dianthus Prolifer. Childing Pink; in a close on the bankside, over against Hellsden old hall, about half a mile out of St. Austin's gate, Norwich.

Fucus Gelatinosus. Sea Ragged Staff or Jelly Facus; on the beach of Clay.

Hypocharis Glabra. Smooth Hawkweed; in mountainous pastures near Norwich.

Juncus Sylvaticus. Wood-hair Grass; in wet woods and woody places.

Lepidium Ruderale. Narrow-leaved wild Cress, or Dittander; at Yarmouth, Lynn, and Clay.

Nympha Alba. White Water Lilly; in lakes and slow rivers.

Pilularia Globulifera. Pepper Grass; on St. Faith's (Newton) bogs.

Rumex Pulcher. Fiddle Dock; in ways and dry meadows.

Schanus Compressus. Compressed Bastard Cyperus ; found in turfy watery marshes, at Ditchingham and Heydon.

Trifolium Ornithopodioides. Dwarf Trefoil; in barren pastures.

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Vinca Minor. Periwinckle; found in way sides a little way out of Magdalen gate, and in a grove at Thorp.

Urtica Pilulifera. Roman Nettle; on rubbish at Yarmouth, plentifully.

Utricularia Minor. Lesser-hooded Milfoil; found in slimy ditches, on St. Faith's (Newton) bogs, and on Caistor Heath, near the decoy.

Utricularia Vulgaris. Common-hooded Milfoil; in stagnant waters, on Costessy Common, and on Poringland Heath.

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