A Collection of Tracts and Treatises Illustrative of the Natural History, Antiquities, and the Political and Social State of Ireland: At Various Periods Prior to the Present Century, Volume 2
A. Thom, 1861 - Ireland - 1270 pages
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Page 205 - I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding ; and, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.
Page 148 - Whether money is to be considered as having an intrinsic value, or as being a commodity, a standard, a measure, or a pledge, as is variously suggested by writers ? And whether the true idea of money, as such, be not altogether that of a ticket or counter ? pounded proportion, directly as the demand, and reciprocally as the plenty ? 25.
Page 165 - ... 211. Whether the punishment should be placed on the seduced or the seducer ? 212. Whether a promise made before God and man in the most solemn manner ought to be violated ? 213. Whether it was Plato's opinion that, ' for the good of the community, rich should marry with rich ? ' — De Leg. Lib. iv. 214. Whether, as seed equally scattered produceth a goodly harvest, even so an equal distribution of wealth doth not cause a nation to flourish ? 215.
Page 147 - Whether the creating of wants be not the likeliest way to produce industry in a people? And whether, if our peasants were accustomed to eat beef and wear shoes, they would not be more industrious?
Page 206 - At the same time these proud people are more destitute than savages, and more abject than negroes. The negroes in our plantations have a saying, " If negro was not negro, Irishman would be negro." And it may be affirmed with truth, that the very savages of America are better clad and better lodged than the Irish cottagers throughout the fine fertile counties of Limerick and Tipperary.
Page 90 - G ordinato sive proviso, aut aliqua alia re causa vel materia quacunque, in aliquo non obstante. In cujus rei testimonium has Literas nostras fieri fecimus Patentes. TESTE Me ipso, apud Westmonasterium, vicesimo secundo die Aprilis, anno regni nostri decimo quinto.1 Per breve de Private Sigillo.
Page 220 - In every page it contains a proof of the author's extensive charity. His views are only towards the public good. The means he prescribeth are easily complied with, and his manner of treating persons in their circumstances so very singular that they plainly shew the good man, the polite gentleman, and the true patriot.
Page 169 - Whether a scheme for the welfare of this nation should not take in the whole inhabitants?" and, " Whether it was a vain attempt, to project the flourishing of our Protestant gentry, exclusive of the bulk of the natives...
Page 146 - Whether a people can be called poor, where the common sort are well fed, clothed, and lodged ? 3 Whether the drift and aim of every wise State should not be, to encourage industry in its members ? And whether those who employ neither heads nor hands for the common benefit deserve not to be expelled like drones out of a well-governed State...