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" The greatest part of the kingdom exhibits a naked, bleak, dreary view for want of wood, which has been destroyed for a century past with the most thoughtless prodigality, and still continues to be cut and wasted as if it was not worth the preservation. "
Irish-American Trade, 1660-1783 - Page 220
by Thomas M. Truxes - 2004 - 464 pages
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A tour in Ireland; with general observations on the present state ..., Volume 2

Arthur Young - 1780
...remnants of trees, many of them large 5 nor is it a peculiarity to that eftate : in a word, the greateft part of the kingdom exhibits a naked, bleak, dreary view for want of wood, which has been deftroyed for a century part, with the moft thoughtlefs prodigality, and ftill continues to be cut...
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An Encyclopaedia of Gardening, Comprising the Theory and Practice of ...

John Claudius Loudon - 1822 - 1469 pages
...signs, that they were once wood, at least very well-wooded ; yet now •• the greatest part of tbe kingdom exhibits a naked, bleak, dreary view, for want of wood, which tun been destroyed for a century past with the most careless prodigality, and still continues to be...
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Phœnician Ireland

Joaquín Lorenzo Villanueva - 1833
...have forests, woods, groves, or trees, for their signification. The greatest part of the kingdom now exhibits a naked, bleak, dreary view, for want of...which has been destroyed for a century past, with thoughtless prodigality, and still continues to be cut and wasted, as if it were not worth the preservation....
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An Encyclopædia of Gardening: Comprising the Theory and Practice of ...

John Claudius Loudon - Gardening - 1835 - 1270 pages
...to be found without evident signs that they were once wood, at least тегу well wooded ; yet now the greatest part of the kingdom exhibits a naked,...has been destroyed for a century past with the most careless prodigality, and still continues to be cut and wasted. The woods yet remaining are what in...
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Arthur Young's Tour in Ireland (1776-1779)

Arthur Young - Agriculture - 1892
...enclosure without the remnants of trees, many of them large ; nor is it a peculiarity to that estate: in a word, the greatest part of the kingdom exhibits...has been destroyed for a century past, with the most thoughtless prodigality, and still continues to be cut and wasted, as if it was not worth the preservation....
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Illustrations of Irish History and Topography: Mainly of the Seventeenth Century

Caesar Litton Falkiner, Fynes Moryson, Sir Josias Bodley, Luke Gernon, Sir William Brereton, Albert Jouvin (of Rochefort.) - Ireland - 1904 - 433 pages
...rapidly that, to quote Arthur Young once more, ' the greatest part of the country continues to exhibit a naked, bleak, dreary view for want of wood, which...has been destroyed for a century past with the most thoughtless prodigality, and still continues to be cut and wasted as if it was not worth the cultivation.'...
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The Appalachian Forest: A Search for Roots and Renewal

Chris Bolgiano - History - 1998 - 280 pages
...island. "The greatest part of the kingdom," wrote Arthur Young in 1778, after a tour across Ireland, "exhibits a naked, bleak, dreary view for want of...has been destroyed for a century past with the most thoughtless prodigality, and still continues to be cut and wasted as if it was not worth the preservation."...
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The Ireland Anthology

Sean Dunne, George O'Brien - Fiction - 1957 - 492 pages
...Elizabethan times and went on into the eighteenth century, by which time, according to Arthur Young, 'the greatest part of the Kingdom exhibits a naked, bleak, dreary view for want of trees'. Agriculture was only one of the reasons why the land was cleared; another reason was that Irish...
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Irish Furniture: Woodwork and Carving in Ireland from the Earliest Times to ...

Knight of Glin, James Peill - Antiques & Collectibles - 2007 - 323 pages
...county of Kent, as in the whole kingdom of Ireland. ''' The agriculturalist Arthur Young was shocked by what he saw in the 1770s: 'in a word, the greatest...has been destroyed for a century past, with the most thoughtless prodigality.'" The colonies were Ireland's principal source of high quality hardwoods....
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A Tour in Ireland, Volume 1

Agriculture - 1970 - 470 pages
...poverty and debility, she will be at home prosperous, and abroad formidable. TIMBER AND PLANTING1" The greatest part of the kingdom exhibits a naked,...has been destroyed for a century past with the most thoughtless prodigality, and still continues to be cut and wasted as if it was not worth the preservation....
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