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    Charles Edwards Lester (Author)

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...the linen trade was allowed to be continued there, because the climate was favorable to the growth of flax: and England wanted Irish linen for her use on the one side, and to exclude the linen fabrics of XXXIII. 158 BOASTED PROSPERITY OF ULSTER. Holland on the other. The emigration of Protestants into Ireland, after the Revocation of the edict of Nantes, was encouraged by some concessions in Ulster: and Protestant Scotch farmers, under special privileges, established themselves: and finding no formidable rivalry with the Irish around them, who had no privileges or immunities, the Scotch became owners of farms, and took precedence of the Irish in all things. But facts show, that even in the county of Ulster, laborers, artisans, and the mass of the people, are wretchedly poon Nearly all the great landlords are either habitually, or occasionally, absentees: and not one-fourth of the rents of Ulster aire spent at home. Even the linen trade of Ulster, with all the fostering of class legislation and administrative favor, has never reached one-tenth the importance it might have done. Even in Ulster, the Irish peasant finds it almost impossible, except at exorbitant rates, to get possession of a piece of ground with a hnt--this being the height of his ambition in his own country--where, rather than not have something of the consciousness of having a home, even if it be but temporary, he will share his single apartment with his companion, the pig. If he can grow potatoes enough, to keep him and his family, he dares hardly hope for more: and even in this laudable endeavor, he is often interrupted by an order of eviction. xxxiv. IN this process of eviction, as I have said, all the law is on the side of the landlord. More than this: he is furnished with...
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