and lying contimially in water makes it foft and cafy to be cut thrff vAth a florp peat.fpade. The colour is of blackilla brown
plants, and weeds

and if it be chewed between ti3C toall a O foft, and has no gritty marter in it, which the dob has. It O indeed of a different confillence in different places, those being loiter, and Mane firmer and harder which may perhaps athe nom the different forts of trees it is compofed of. To get at the peat, they firff dig up the furface of the ground rill they come to the clob, throwing the

earth into the nnpty pits, from which they have
already cut out the peat : they then dig up the club, and either kll it to the poor for firing, or lay It in hops, to burn to allies, to be fold on the farmers: Then they on out the true peat, with peculiar kind of fpade, in king pieces, vulgarly called long (quarts, about three inches and a half bread every way, end four Met long, if the thicknefs of the peat wall alluw that

length: snd as they cut it Oa in long pieces, they lay them in a regular order carefully, in rows upon the ground, to he dried by the fun and wind. If
dm peat be thick, when they have cur one length of the thade for foam diftance, they return again, and COS down another length of it (or four feet), and fo

on, till they reach the gravelly bottom, if they can finfaciently drain it of the water, which continually
comes in, tho' proper perfons are employed to pump

out as much of the water as they can all the time.
As thc pcat dries, and n turned by perfons appointed

for that partook, to dry it the better, n breaks into
(mann lengths, and then it ferns not only the poor a but mahy other perfons, for firing, and givcs a yood

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