The Irish land question, with practical plans for an improved land tenure, and a new land system

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Сторінка 203 - And sure it is yet a most beautiful and sweet country as any is under heaven, being stored throughout with many goodly rivers, replenished with all sorts of fish most abundantly, sprinkled with very many sweet islands, and goodly lakes, like little inland seas...
Сторінка 203 - Princes in the world had them, they would soon hope to be lords of all the seas, and ere long of all the world; also full of very good ports and havens opening upon England, as inviting us to come unto them, to see what excellent commodities that country can afford; besides the soil itself most fertile, fit to yield all kind of fruit that shall be committed thereunto. And lastly, the Heavens most mild and temperate, though somewhat more moist in the parts towards the west."t * Davis's ' Discovery,...
Сторінка 244 - Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden ; give him • Arthur Young's Travelt in France, ml. ip 88. } Ibid. p. 51. a nine years lease of a garden, and he will convert it into a desert.
Сторінка 203 - ... so commodiously, as that if some princes in the world had them, they would soon hope to be lords of all the seas, and ere long of all the world : also full of very good ports and havens opening upon England, as inviting us to come unto them, to see what excellent commodities that country can afford; besides, the soil itself most fertile, fit to yield all kind of fruit that shall be committed thereunto. And lastly, the heavens most mild and temperate, though somewhat more moist than the parts...
Сторінка 281 - And he -shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off ; and they shall -beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks : nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. But they shall -sit every man under his vine and under his fig-tree ; and none shall make them afraid : for the mouth of the Lord of hosts hath spoken it.
Сторінка 279 - Irish, and so make his government seem plausible, as having all the Irish at his command: but he that comes after, will perhaps follow neither the one nor the other, but will dandle the one and the other in such sort...
Сторінка 261 - Romans transplanted whole nations out of Germany into France ; the Spaniards lately removed all the Moors out of Grenada into Barbary without providing them any new seats there ; when the English Pale was first planted all the natives were clearly expelled, so as not one Irish family had so much as an acre of freehold in all the five counties of the Pale...
Сторінка 238 - It was a common practice with them to go in parties about the country, swearing many to be true to them, and forcing them to join by menaces, which they very often carried into execution.
Сторінка iv - Marry so there have been divers good plots devised, and wise counsels cast already about reformation of that realm : but they say, it is the fatal destiny of that land, that no purposes whatsoever which are meant for her good, will prosper or take good effect...
Сторінка 140 - They could not leave their lord without his permission ; but if they ran away, or were purloined from him, might be claimed and recovered by action, like beasts or other chattels. They held indeed small portions of land by way of sustaining themselves and families ; but it was at the mere will of the lord, who might dispossess them whenever he pleased...

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