Markham, Gervase

A way to get wealth

Containing five principall vocations, or callings, in which every good husband, or house-wife may lawfully imploy themselves. As, I. The natures, ordering, curing, breeding, choice, use, and feeding, of all sorts of cattell, and fowle, fit for the service of man, as also the riding & dieting horses, either for warre or pleasur. II. The knowledge, use, and laudable practise of all the recreations meete for a gentleman. III. The office of a housewife, in physycke, surgery, extraction of oiles, bouquets, cookerie, ordering of feasts, preserving of wine, conceited secrets, distillations, perfumes, ordering of wooll, hempe, flaxe, dying, use of dayries, malting, brewing, baking, and the profit of oates. IV. The enrichment of the weald in Kent. V. The husbanding, & enriching of all sorts of barren grounds, making them equal with the most fruitfull, with the preservation of swine, and computation of men, and cattels labours, &c. VI. The making of orchards, planting and grafting, the office of gardening, & the ornaments, with the best husbanding of bees
The first five bookes gathered by G.M. The last by Master W. L. for the benefit of Great Britaine
The sixt time corrected and augmented by the authour
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