An Address to the Landlords of Ireland: On Subjects Connected with the Melioration of the Lower Classes

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W. Curry, Jun. and Company, 1831 - 164 стор.
 

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Сторінка 107 - See yonder poor o'er-labored wight, So abject, mean, and vile, Who begs a brother of the earth To give him leave to toil ; And see his lordly fellow-worm The poor petition spurn. Unmindful, though a weeping wife And helpless offspring mourn.
Сторінка 139 - ... improvement ? — The means adopted were, generally, an attention to the character of the people, and a constant desire on the part of the managers of the estate to avail themselves of the disposition of those people to the improvement of the lands, and to the improvement of their habits and character generally ; it was done with very little sacrifice of rent or of money, but a constant and earnest attention to the object of improving the estate by the industry of the people ; and whenever any...
Сторінка 128 - ... suited for human habitations. This change would be alike advantageous to the lands from whence the settlers are taken, and to those on which they may hereafter be fixed, and may facilitate the means of introducing a comfortable yeomanry and an improved agriculture in the more fertile districts. The severe pressure of the system of clearing farms and ejecting sub-tenants may thus be mitigated, and the general state of the peasantry improved.
Сторінка 139 - England, so as to select what has proved in practice will you have the goodness to explain what means were adopted for effecting this singular improvement ? — The means adopted were generally an attention to the character of the people, and a constant desire on the part of the managers of the estate to avail themselves of the disposition of those people to the improvement of the lands, and to the improvement of their habits and character generally.
Сторінка 153 - The British Society for extending the Fisheries and improving the Sea Coasts of the Kingdom' was incorporated, and a joint-stock was subscribed ' for purchasing land and building thereon free towns, villages, and fishingstations in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
Сторінка 128 - Committee, though they depart reluctantly from •what they consider a general principle, venture to recommend the trial of one or two experiments, on a limited scale, at the public expense. They feel confident that such a course of proceeding would lead to the application of private capital hereafter to the same object, and would ultimately act most materially upon the wealth and industry of the country.
Сторінка 127 - When the immense importance of bringing into a productive state 5,000,000 of acres, now lying waste, is considered, it cannot but be a subject of regret and of surprise that no greater progress in this undertaking has as yet been made. If this work can be accomplished, not only would it afford a transitory but a permanent demand for productive labour, accompanied by a corresponding rise of wages, and an improvement in the condition of the poor. Opportunities would also be afforded for the settlement...
Сторінка 128 - The severe pressure of the system of clearing farms and ejecting sub-tenants, may thus be mitigated, and the general state of the peasantry improved. Viewing this subject in relation to the general interests of the country, the preservation of the peace, the relations of landlord and tenant, and the extension of wealth, and considering the slow progress that has...
Сторінка 138 - ... neighbouring districts, how does it stand now in comparison With them ?— I conceive it is considerably superior, and really to a stranger affording a great contrast. Do you recollect the failure of the crop in 1821? — I do. Was there not a very great pressure upon parts of Kerry at that time from that failure ? — Very considerable ; I think, out of a population of 230,000 in Kerry, 170,000 were reported to have been destitute of the means of subsistence for the moment. Did the condition...

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