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Ireland and Its Rulers (Volume 1 ); Since 1829 (Paperback) Loot Price: R467
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Ireland and Its Rulers (Volume 1 ); Since 1829 (Paperback): Books Group

Ireland and Its Rulers (Volume 1 ); Since 1829 (Paperback)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1843 Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. A PLAN OF TENURE REFORM FOR IRELAND. BY STEPHEN BARRY, ESQUIRE, OF FERMOY. " We would earnestly entreat those from whom opposition is most likely to come, to ponder well the issue--the inevitable issue of things remaining as they are." The Times (September 2d, 1843) on the Social State of Ireland. We Irishmen are generally charged with overstating our grievances, exaggerating facts, misrepresenting the commonest occurrences, and dealing as largely in Fiction, as the Law itself does. But the wrongs and injustice inflicted on the Irish Tenantry, are now brought before the public, by the English Press, with an ability beyond our reach, and a degree of authority, which the same articles, if published in any of our Irish Journals could never command. The grievances of a system of Rack Rent, and insecurity of Tenure being so fully admitted it would be a mere waste of time to offer any further evidence on the subject. How to check these evils effectively is now the question, and it is felt to be one of exceeding difficulty, by every person who takes a part in its discussion. A Government anxious to ensure safety for life and property should at once grapple with it, for though it may be very difficult it cannot be altogether impossible to provide against a neglect of moral and social duties on the part of private individuals, without infringing on the rights of property, and a terrible experience has shewn us that nothing short of Legislative interference, in some shape or other, will bring our Landed Proprietors to a sense of their responsibility. Many sound Political Economists thought that the enactment of a compulsory Poor Law would greatly ameliorate the condition of the Irish labourer, but as yet it has had but little effect in that way. The Act its...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Books Group
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 66
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-76322-9
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-235-76322-6
Barcode: 9781235763229

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