Glimpses of Irish Industries

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Ward and Downey, 1889 - 235 pages
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Page 15 - Belle,' whereof is master, for this present voyage, Tillman, and now riding at anchor in the river Hooghley, and bound for London, that is to say, twelve bales of silk, being marked and numbered as in the margin, and are to be delivered...
Page 10 - Though my stomach was sharp, I could scarce help regretting To spoil such a delicate picture by eating; I had thoughts, in my chambers, to place it in view, To be shown to my friends as a piece of virtu; As in some Irish houses, where things are...
Page 15 - London, (the act of God, the queen's enemies, fire, and all and every other dangers and accidents of the seas, rivers, and navigation, of whatever nature and kind soever, excepted,) unto order or to assigns, he or they paying freight for the said goods at 51.
Page 8 - Having no natural business or diversion — nothing to occupy his brain — the whole powers of his system are directed to the digestion of a superabundance of food. To encourage this, nature assists him with sleep, which lulling his better faculties, leads his stomach to become the ruling power of his system— a tyrant that can bear no one's presence but his own. The poor pig , thus treated , gorges himself — sleeps — eats again — sleeps — awakens in a fright — screams — struggles against...
Page 37 - State, and we are of opinion that it is inexpedient at present to subvert the policy which has hitherto been adopted of leaving the construction and management of railways to the free enterprise of the people, under such conditions as Parliament may think fit to impose for the general welfare of the public.
Page 195 - Gannets and others, which follow to prey on them : but when the main body approaches, its breadth and depth is such as to alter the very appearance of the ocean. It is divided into distinct columns of five or six miles in length and three or four in breadth, and they drive the water before them with a kind of rippling...
Page 155 - THE SEA The sea! the sea! the open sea! The blue, the fresh, the ever free! Without a mark, without a bound, It runneth the earth's wide regions round; It plays with the clouds; it mocks the skies, Or like a cradled creature lies.
Page 7 - Price 9s. ROBERTSON OF BRIGHTON : with some Notices of his Times and his Contemporaries. By the REV. F. ARNOLD, BA Post 8vo. Price 7s. 6d.
Page 37 - Parliament may think fit to impose for the general welfare of the public," added that " there is not sufficient reason for excepting Ireland from this general conclusion ; but as it has been the established policy to assist railways and other public works in Ireland, we recommend that when Parliament thinks fit to make advances to Irish railway cqmpanies, the money should be lent for a fixed period of considerable length, so as to enable the company to develop its resources before it is called on...
Page x - There is a conviction not less general, and it is one which our visits have fully confirmed in our minds, that the children and young people of Ireland of the labouring class possess great manual dexterity and aptitude, which only requires to be developed in order to be useful to themselves and to those amongst whom they live. As evidence of this, we need only refer to the remarkable success of the Christian Brothers, and to that of the ladies of Religious Orders, in training children and young persons...

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