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The cultivation of Ireland.

--The proportion of waste land in any country would probably surprise the most intelligent of its inhabitants if the quantity were actually measured. For instance, the returns of the Registrar General of Ireland, for 1860, show that less than one-third of that green isle is under cultivation. The area of Ireland is 31,874 square miles, which is equal to 20,469,360 acres, and there were under crops this year 5,967,970 acres. Of this area, 2,637,557 acres are devoted to cereal crops; 1,607,483 to green crops; 1,594,486 to meadow and clover; and 128,444 to flax. Maine contains 32,854 square miles, New York 47,000.

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