458-464) So soon as the time for ploughing is proclaimed to men, then make haste, you and your slaves alike, in wet and in dry, to plough in
the season for ploughing, and bestir yourself early in the morning so that your fields may be full.
Our man was out with the waggoner and the plough in
the field nearest to the house, and as he was leading the team round to begin a fresh fur- row, he saw, through the gap of the gate, what for anybody else would have been a mere flutter of something white.
And herein the device of king Henry the Seventh (whereof I have spoken largely in the History of his Life) was profound and admirable; in making farms and houses of husbandry of a standard; that is, maintained with such a proportion of land unto them, as may breed a subject to live in convenient plenty and no servile condition; and to keep the plough in
the hands of the owners, and not mere hirelings.
The shooting at the Plough in
London Road, Coventry, took place as long ago as October 1996 - but alleged gunman Anthony Stephens was not arrested for more than 17 years.
However I did bump into a gentleman who said that he had the Ransomes plough in
his garden as a piece of garden furniture, but he wouldn't part with it.
She is the first woman from the area to plough in
the British competition and has got the confidence and interest to do well.