Three weeks in Belgium. By an Irishman

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Page 57 - Britain, as stated by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, amounts to 250,000,000, that of Ireland, according to Mr. John Stewart, a witness before the Committee on the Poor Laws, to only 20,000,000. The revenue of Great Britain and Ireland is, upon the average, 52,000,000; of this Ireland pays, actually collected within herself, 4,164,264, to which is to be added the amount of income drawn over to Great Britain, not less than one million sterling. His lordship then compares the amount of rateable...
Page 37 - the proper end of punishment is not the satisfaction of justice, but the prevention of crime.
Page 37 - ... in a Report of a Committee of the House of Commons in the year 1835 — niggard grants and insufficient loans still continue to be doled out to Ireland, whose just demand for a "pull at the Exchequer," even at this period of fearful misery, elicits from the worthy representatives of English feeling nothing but contemptuous insult.
Page 35 - They rebelled, and the question was, whether they were to be put down by force, or whether they were to be protected and allowed to become an independent nation — to be governed according to their own laws, to their own religion, to their own constitution, and without being subject to any foreign nation. What was the course the Government, with which I was then associated, took?
Page 35 - Europe in war, Belgium was acknowledged as an independent country, and I will venture to say that a more prosperous, happy, and contented and patriotic nation than the Belgians have now become, does not exist on the face of the earth.

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