"He doesn't generally go to town this time of year and he NEVER visits; if he'd run out of turnip
seed he wouldn't dress up and take the buggy to go for more; he wasn't driving fast enough to be going for a doctor.
My yead isn't a turnip
, an' I shall p'r'aps have a chance o' dousing another fire afore long.
Authors have insisted on the necessity of classing varieties on a natural instead of an artificial system; we are cautioned, for instance, not to class two varieties of the pine-apple together, merely because their fruit, though the most important part, happens to be nearly identical; no one puts the swedish and common turnips
together, though the esculent and thickened stems are so similar.
When the brother heard of all this, and how a turnip
had made the gardener so rich, he envied him sorely, and bethought himself how he could contrive to get the same good fortune for himself.
Then consider what victual or esculent things there are, which grow speedily, and within the year; as parsnips, carrots, turnips
, onions, radish, artichokes of Hierusalem, maize, and the like.
Thomas wanted to hoe his turnips
today so he asked me to come.
Before I finished my house, wishing to earn ten or twelve dollars by some honest and agreeable method, in order to meet my unusual expenses, I planted about two acres and a half of light and sandy soil near it chiefly with beans, but also a small part with potatoes, corn, peas, and turnips
. The whole lot contains eleven acres, mostly growing up to pines and hickories, and was sold the preceding season for eight dollars and eight cents an acre.
"They had a real Thanksgiving dinner; the doctor gave them sweet potatoes and cranberries and turnips
; father sent a spare-rib, and Mrs.
But he now reclined on his settle, taking very little notice of me, and talking principally about turnips
Poyser," said Captain Donnithorne, when he had sufficiently admired the dairy and given several improvised opinions on Swede turnips
There was not a tree within sight; there was not, at this season, a green pasture--nothing but fallow and turnips
everywhere; in large fields divided by hedges plashed to unrelieved levels.
In Middlemarch admiration was more reserved: most persons there were inclined to believe that the merit of Fred's authorship was due to his wife, since they had never expected Fred Vincy to write on turnips