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Arthur Young
(11 Sep 1741 - 12 Apr 1820)

English writer and agriculturalist who reported the results of experimental methods (often unprofitable) on his farm in A Course of Experimental Agriculture (1770) and edited 45 volumes of Annals of Agriculture (1784-1809). He is also remembered for the political and social observations in his books, such as Six Months' Tour through the North of England (1770), Farmer's Tour through the East of England (1771), Political Arithmetic (1774), Tour in Ireland (1780), and Travels in France (1792).

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To Monsieur Lavoisier by appointment. Madame Lavoisier, a lively, sensible, scientific lady, had prepared a dejunι Anglois of tea and coffee, but her conversation on Mr. Kirwan’s Essay on Phlogiston, which she is translating from the English, and on other subjects, which a woman of understanding, that works with her husband in his laboratory, knows how to adorn, was the best repast.
— Arthur Young
Entry for 16 Oct 1787. In Arthur Young, Travels in France During the Years, 1787, 1788 and 1789 (1792), 64.
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