Observations on the State of Ireland: Principally Directed to Its Agriculture and Rural Population; in a Series of Letters, Written on a Tour Through that Country, Volume 1

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Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1818 - Agricultural laborers

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Page 153 - it may be well affirmed and supported, that there has been generally something found amiss in the constitution or in the conduct of Government. The people have no interest in disorder. When they do wrong, it is their error, not their crime : but with the governing part of the state, it is far otherwise ;
Page 212 - power of our senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, and the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.
Page 182 - and to be made infamous in the mouths of all men ; for their verses are taken up with a general applause, and usually sung at all feasts and meetings, by certain other persons whose proper function that is ; who also receive for the same great
Page 155 - some great warriors say, that in all the services which they had seen abroad in foreign countries, they never saw a more comely man than the Irishman, nor one
Page 196 - The hovel, which did not exceed twelve or fifteen feet in length, and ten in breadth, was half obscured by smoke—chimney or window I saw none ; the door served the various purposes of an inlet to light, and the outlet to smoke.
Page 182 - is to set forth the praise or dispraise of men, in their poems Or rhymes ; the which are had in so high regard and estimation amongst them, that none dare displease them, for fear to run into reproach through their
Page 374 - it shall be for the good of the tenant likewise, who by such buildings and inclosures shall receive many benefits ; first by the handsomeness of his house he shall take more comfort of his life, more safe dwelling, and a delight to
Page 196 - or three other children crowded round the mother : on their rosy countenances health seemed established in spite of filth and ragged garments. The dress of the poor woman was barely sufficient to satisfy decency. Her countenance bore the impression of a set melancholy tinctured with an appearance of
Page 374 - rather in awe from wronging him : and the reason why the landlord will no longer covenant with him is, for that he dayly looketh after change and alteration, and hovereth in expectation of new.
Page 338 - watchfully keep their cows, and fight for them as for religion and life ; and when they are almost starved, yet they will not kill a cow, except it be old and yield no milk; yet will they upon hunger in time of

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