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The Mid‐Eighteenth‐Century Georgic and Agricultural Improvement

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During the eighteenth century the didactic precepts of Virgil's Georgics were read as practical guidance by an emerging class of professional farmers, and a set of original vernacular georgics were written on agricultural improvement. Examining Smart's The Hop‐Garden, Dodsley's Agriculture, Dyer's The Fleece and Jago's Edge‐Hill, I argue that they offer a confident, progressive and scientific approach to land cultivation, revising the inherited attitudes of Virgilian georgic. I suggest, thoug...

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10.1111/j.1754-0208.2012.00549.x

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
All Souls College
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ORCID:
0000-0003-3557-3821
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies Journal website
Publication date:
2013-01-10
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1754-0208
ISSN:
1754-0194
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572206
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pubs:572206
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2018-02-19

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