Benevola, a Tale

Benevola, a Tale

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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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...by her previous reproof, arose, and accompanied by his family, followed the old woman in silence; but many a handful of meal, and many a stoue of potatoes were supplied by the neighbours, during the time Mackeogh remained with Cormack's mother. At the end of a month, Mackeogh's farm was let to an industrious and respectable man of the name of Mooney, who, notwithstanding the threatening notices addressed to him, persisted in his determination of taking the land, and in the course of a few days removed with his family into his new dwelling. During the first week nothing of importance occurred, and everything apparently went on as usual; but early in the following week the fence surrounding the farm was pulled up; the young trees were barked and destroyed; the cattle, which Mooney had imprudently suffered to remain out at night, were maimed; and various other mischiefs were committed. Notwithstanding the high reward offered for the discovery of the offenders, and the certainty that they lived either in or near the village, no information could be procured respecting them. About this time a report was spread, that young Lord Kilmain, who had not seen Ireland since he had left it with his father when quite a youth, and who had since resided entirely in England, was purposing to pay a visit to his Irish estates, in consequence of the establishment of the new Poor Law. Lord Kilmain, it was said, was desirous of examining into the condition of his tenantry, and wished to convince himself, by personal inspection, whether the accounts of the destitution and misery existing in Ireland were really correct; and whether the notions almost universally entertained as to the heavy burden which would be thrown upon the Irish landlords, by the new law, were...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236656423
  • 9781236656421