• It is by attempting to reach the top at a single leap that so much misery is caused in the world.

    William Cobbett (1850). “Cottage Economy: Containing Information Relative to the Brewing of Beer, Making of Bread, Keeping of Cows, Pigs, Bees, Ewes, Goats, Poultry, and Rabbits, and Relative to Other Matters Deemed Useful in the Conducting of the Affairs of a Labourer's Family : to which are Added, Instructions Relative to the Selecting, the Cutting and the Bleaching of the Plants of English Grass and Grain, for the Purpose of Making Hats and Bonnets : and Also Instructions for Erecting and Using Ice-houses, After the Virginian Manner”, p.11