Letters on the Condition of the People of Ireland (Google eBook)

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Chapman and Hall, 1846 - Ireland - 771 pages
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Contents

Ditto as to Third Letter
634
Ditto as to Fourth Letter
639
Lord Mountcashels Opinion on the Proportion which Rent should bear to the Produce of Land
641
Opinions of the Press on Letter from Donegal
645
Ditto ditto
646
Repeal Association Attack in
648
Profit of Bog Cultivation on the Kilkerrin Estate of Irish Waste Land Company
653
Profit of Greencropping and Housefeeding 654 X Letter of Mr Russell regarding the Marquis of Conynghams Donegal Estate
656
Maurice OConnell and Dean OShaughnessy 660 XII Mr OConnells Portrait ithe act to kick
664
Opinions of the Press relative to the Controversy as to the Condi tion of Mr OConnells Tenantry
703
Mr OConnells illustrious Pedigree
718
Table of unimproved Pasture and Boglands in Ireland
728
Table showing the relative Amounts of cultivated and uncultivated Surface in each County
730
Table showing the relative Size and Number of Farms and Density of Population in different Counties in Ireland
733
Table showing the Extent of each Class of Houseaccommodation in the several Counties in Ireland
734
Table showing the comparative Amount of Property in Live Stock in each County in Ireland
735
Opinions of the Press on Letters from Belfast
736
Return of Number and Ages of Emigrants from Ireland during ten years ending 6th June 1841
741
Returns relative to the Growth of Flax in Ireland
742
Abstract of Evidence before Land Commissioners as to the Evils created by Middlemen
748
Return from the Court of Chancery of Estates on which Receivers accounted in 1843
756
Return of Mines in operation in Ireland
758
Opinions of the Press of Concluding Letter
760
INDEX 703
763
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Page 23 - THE annual labour of every nation is the fund which originally supplies it with all the necessaries and conveniences of life which it annually consumes, and which consist always either in the immediate produce of that labour, or in what is purchased with that produce from other nations.
Page 295 - England— why then live?— for rent! The peace has made one general malcontent Of these high-market patriots; war was rent! Their love of country, millions all misspent, How reconcile? by reconciling rent! And will they not repay the treasures lent? No: down with everything, and up with rent! Their good, ill, health, wealth, joy, or discontent, Being, end, aim, religion— rent, rent, rent!
Page 23 - Every increase or diminution of capital, therefore, .naturally tends to increase or diminish the real quantity of industry, the number of productive hands, and consequently the exchangeable value of the annual produce of the land and labour of the country, the real wealth and revenue of all its inhabitants.
Page 24 - The demand for those who live by wages, therefore, necessarily increases with the increase of the revenue and stock of every country, and cannot possibly increase without it. The increase of revenue and stock is the increase of national wealth. The demand for those who live by wages, therefore, naturally increases with the increase of national wealth, and cannot possibly increase without it.
Page 439 - By heaven, I had rather coin my heart, And drop my blood for drachmas, than to wring From the hard hands of peasants their vile trash, By any indirection.
Page 135 - land " includes not only the face of the earth, but everything under it or over it.
Page 265 - In the greater part of the flat country of Belgium, the soil is light and sandy, and easily worked ; but its productive powers are certainly inferior to the general soil of Ireland, and the climate does not appear to be superior. To the soil and climate, therefore, the Belgian does not owe his superiority in comfort and position over the Irish cultivator.
Page 267 - The labour of the field, the management of the cattle, the preparation of manure, the regulating the rotation of crops, and the necessity of carrying a certain portion of the produce to market, call for the constant exercise of industry, skill, and foresight among the Belgian...
Page 326 - I was мeured that, so litdedothe people know the commercial value of money, they are constantly in the habit of pawning it. I was so incredulous of this, that the gentleman who informed me, wished me to go with him to any pawnbroker to assure myself of the fact ; and I went with him and another gentleman to a pawnbroker's shop, kept by Mr. Murray, in Galway. On asking the question, the shopman said it was quite a common thing to have money pawned, and he produced a drawer containing a A' IU Bank...
Page 530 - The same scenes of altercation and abuse take place when gossip money is refused at baptisms ; but the most painful scenes take place at extreme unction, a ceremony to which the common people in Ireland attach the utmost importance. " Pay me beforehand — this is not enough — I insist upon more, I know you can afford it, I insist upon a larger fee!

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