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3. The universal benefit arising from Inclosures is so clear, that amongst unprejudiced persons it admits no longer of any doubt; in particular this measure greatly multiplies the productions of the Earth, and employment of the poor; some persons indeed still urge the advantages of a poor Man keeping a Cow, but they forget that the neighbouring farmers have the right of Commonage equally with the Cottagers; and by their flock. starve every animal the poor can keep. The different circumstances attending large and small Farms deserve the most Serious attention. Farms vary in the produce according to the proportion between the Substance of the farmer, and the quantity of the Land he occupies. In considering whether a great farmer cultivates his land in a more perfect manner than a little one, a distinction must be made between Rich and Poor Soil. In the latter case no improvement can be made without a flock of Sheep large enough for a [[unclear]], now such a flock requires a capital that no little farmer can furnish; besides the course of husbandry in these light Soils consist mostly of turnips & ray-grass with clover; these crops require more cattle to consume them than the flock, which generally are either a dairy of Cows or a [[catchword]] stock [[/catchword]]