Ireland Before and After the Union with Great Britain. with Additions

Ireland Before and After the Union with Great Britain. with Additions

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...miles in extent), than it is in the manufacturing part of Scotland. This striking improvement of the children and young persons in Ireland, in point of education, is, I am also happy to state, not more remarkable than that of their parents; generally those of mature age, that is, above eighteen years of age, employed in the factories, so far as respect habits of temperance and orderly conduct." The impartial judge will, from the facts in this Chapter, determine what degree of veracity is to be attached to the assertion of a " diabolical despotism over the souls as well as the bodies " of the children of the people of Ireland. CHAPTER VIII. Institutions for the Relief of the Sick, Aged, and Indigent;--Poor Laws, and Number of Persons Relieved in the Union Workhouses, and Expenditure;--Lunacy, and Crime. Connected with the subjects detailed in the preceding Chapters relative to the number of the people, and the state of their education, we may now proceed to inquire what has been done for the relief of human suffering; and whether it be true, "Grievances such as the Irish pauper endures, no other country has ever suffered: insults, such as were offered, were never inflicted on any other. See Preface, page ix. There is no feature more marked in the history of Ireland for the last forty years than the efforts that have been made by the Legislature to assuage the suffering incident to the state of the Poor in Ireland, even previous to the recent introduction of Poor Laws. We therefore entreat the attention of the reader to the following unavoidable detail, in refutation of the above-named calumny. Commissioners were appointed by his Majesty in 1836, to inquire into the condition of the poorer classes of his Majesty's subjects in...
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  • English
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  • 9781236586919