John Taylor on Agriculture as an Art

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"Arts improve the work of nature - when they injure it, they are not arts, but barbarous customs.  It is the office of agriculture, as an art, not to impoverish, but to fertilize the soil, and make it more useful than in its natural state.  Such is the effect of every species of agriculture, which can aspire to the character of an art.  It's object being to furnish man with articles of the first necessity, whatever defeats that object, is a crime of the first magnitude."
John Taylor (1753 - 1824)
(Arator: Essay 2)


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