The same cause may account for the somewhat slovenly Syriac style.
The Pathan, however, is a slovenly cultivator and slow to adopt any new methods which involve increased effort.
Large districts still clung to the old common-field system, to the old habits of ploughing with teams of four or eight, and to slovenly methods of cultivation.
On the other hand, the rhyme is regularly maintained; although, especially in the later pieces, after a very slovenly fashion.
The fact is that as English companies for foreign trade had long been in chartered existence, Scotsmen and Scottish capital had no profitable outlets, while agriculture was conducted on slovenly medieval or prehistoric methods; and only the linen trade of the country was really flourishing.