The Condition and Prospects of Ireland: And the Evils Arising from the Present Distribution of Landed Property: with Suggestions for a Remedy

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Hodges and Smith, 1848 - 354 стор.
 

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Сторінка 28 - for the oppression, impoverishment, and degradation of a people, and " the debasement in them of human nature itself, as ever proceeded " from the perverted ingenuity of man.
Сторінка 31 - very few years, the English system " had been that of debarring Ireland from the enjoyment and use of her " own resources ; to make that kingdom completely subservient to the " interests and opulence of this country, without suffering her to share " in the bounties of nature, in the industry of her
Сторінка 30 - of " the like manufactures have of late been made and are daily increasing " in the kingdom of Ireland, and in the English plantations of America, " and are exported from thence to foreign markets heretofore supplied from " England, which will inevitably sink the value of land, and tend to the
Сторінка 30 - of the kingdom, on which the value of lands and the trade of " the nation do chiefly depend," proceeds to state that great quantities "of " the like manufactures have of late been made and are daily increasing " in the kingdom of Ireland, and in the English plantations
Сторінка 31 - that kingdom completely subservient to the " interests and opulence of this country, without suffering her to share " in the bounties of nature, in the industry of her citizens, or making " them contribute to the general interests and strength of the empire. " This system of cruel and abominable
Сторінка 36 - of these statements ; and we cannot " forbear expressing our strong sense of the patient "endurance, which the labouring classes have " generally exhibited, under sufferings greater, we " believe, than the people of any other country in
Сторінка 12 - not only conquered but undisciplinable ; and that the clergy had "scarce considered them as a part of their charge, but had left them " wholly into the hands of their own priests, without taking any other " care of them, but the making them pay their tithes.
Сторінка 49 - of his will : his will is no longer arbitrary " and precarious, but fixed and ascertained by the " custom to be the same, and no other, that has " time out of mind been exercised and declared by " his ancestors." " A copyhold tenant is therefore " now full as properly a tenant by the custom, as
Сторінка 29 - The system pursued in Ireland has had no other tendency but that " of driving out of the kingdom all the personal wealth of the Catholics, " and prohibiting their industry within it. The face of the country, " every object, in short, which presents
Сторінка 272 - ings, their plots of land. They have a kind of " Robinson Crusoe industry about their houses and " little properties ; they are perpetually building, " repairing, altering, or improving something about " their tenements. The spirit of the proprietor is " not to be mistaken in all that one sees in

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