A tour in Ireland; with general observations on the present state of that kingdom: made in the years 1776, 1777, and 1778. And brought down to the end of 1779, Volumes 1-2

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George Bonham, 1780 - Agriculture - 955 pages
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Page 129 - ... parts ; which too frequently, wanting a sufficient uniformity with the body of the edifice, are unconnected with it in effect, and divide the attention. Large and ample offices are conveniently placed behind a plantation at a small distance. Around the palace is a large lawn, which...
Page 121 - He flubbed the furze, &c. and ploughed it, upon which he fpread from 140 to 170 barrels of lime per acre, proportioning the quantity to the mould or clay which the plough turned up.
Page 109 - In less than a quarter of a mile, the road passing through the wood leads to another point of view to the right. It is the crown of a vast projecting rock, from which you look down a precipice absolutely perpendicular, and many hundred feet deep, upon the torrent at the bottom, which finds its noisy way over large fragments of rock. The point of view is a great projection of the mountain on this...
Page 130 - ... and a fpacious play-ground 'walled in ; the whole forming a handfome front : and attention being paid to the refidence of the mafter (the falary is 400!.
Page 511 - ... the power of creating opportunities to do himself and his country service. It shows that the villainy of the greatest miscreants is all situation and circumstance. Employ, don't hang them. Let it not be in the slavery of the cottier system, in which industry never meets its reward, but by giving property, teach the value of it. By giving them the fruit of their labour, teach them to be laborious.
Page 141 - ... by which means they are bad hands and can only do the very coarsest work. As to health, from the sedentary life, they rarely change their profession for that. They take exercise of a different sort, keeping packs of hounds, every man one, and joining; they hunt hares: a pack of hounds is never heard, but all the weavers leave their looms, and away they go after them by hundreds.
Page 509 - The fellow followed Sir William, who was as good as his word: he built him a cabin, gave him five acres of a heathy mountain, lent him...
Page 261 - O'Briens. The common people pay him the greatest respect, and send him presents of cattle etc., upon various occasions. They consider him as the prince of a people involved in one common ruin.
Page 479 - The system of the stock farmers is in general dairying, but upon the best lands they fatten bullocks, cows being only kept on lands which they think will not do for bullocks. The cows are all let, and paid for principally by butter, one cwt.
Page 482 - ... and finished a journey at plough. The industry of the women is a perfect contrast to the Irish ladies in the cabins, who cannot be persuaded, on any consideration, even to make hay; it not being the custom of the country; yet they bind corn, and do other works more laborious.

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