Elements of Geography; Mathematical, Physical, and Political

Elements of Geography; Mathematical, Physical, and Political

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...found in these bogs, various ornamental articles are formed. The potato formed the chief crop and food of the peasantry till its failure in 1845-C-7. Flax is extensively cultivated in Ulster. 3. Animals.--No animal of the serpent tribe, moles, or toads, are found in Ireland. The bones and horns of a gigantic elk, now extinct, are found in the bogs. The pig is an inmate of the peasant's cabin, and is carefully tended as "the gentleman that pays the rent." People.--The pop. is nearly all of Celtic origin; but in Ulster most of the inhabitants are of Scotch descent, and remarkable for intelligence and industry. The native Irish language, spoken in some parts of the S. and W., is a Celtic dialect, cognate with the Gaelic of the Scottish Highlands, and the Manx of the I. of Man. Episcopacy was, till 1871, the established religion, and Presbyterianism is strong in Ulster, but the great mass of the pop. are R. C.--The Irish are distinguished from the English by their dark complexion, more slender form, and volatile temperament. The education of the people was neglected till 1833, when a national system was established, open to children of all the religious persuasions. Government.--Ireland was conquered by Henry II., in 1172, and united to Gt. Britain in 1801. The laws and their administration are nearly the same as in England. Industries.--The chief industry is agriculture, 4/s of the pop. being engaged in it. ThS manufacturing industry is very trifling, except the staple mnf., linen, which prevails chiefly in Ulster. The other industries of minor importance, are: --cotton mnf. and muslin embroidery, also in Ulster; lace, about Limerick; woollen stuffs, in the centre of the country; silks, called poplins, in Dublin and Waterford. Malt-trade, ...show more

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  • 9781236561947