Cover of A Journal Of A Visit Of Three Days To Skibbereen

A Journal Of A Visit Of Three Days To Skibbereen

Auhtor: Elihu Burritt

Language: english
Published: 1847

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Review by C. F. Hill, December 2010


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Excerpts from the Book 'A Journal Of A Visit Of Three Days To Skibbereen':

... Poor Relief Bill, March 12th, 1847. A gentleman who lately called upon me, and whom I have every reason to trust, gave me a letter from a person ...
... pressure of famine and disease. In this appeal, which was sent to the United States by the last steam packet, Elihu Burritt, speaking of the locality ...
... measures and that of giving the cultivators of the soil a proper security for the labour and expense which they bestow upon it, is mainly to be attributed ...
... which he had already consumed. The soup-house was surrounded by a cloud of these famine spectres, half naked, and standing or sitting in the mud, ...
... one of the rural districts, where he found himself on the eve of perishing with his family of seven small children. Life was worth the last struggle of ...
... at work before a hole in the mud wall of his hut about as large as a small pane of glass. There were five in his family, and he said, when he could get ...
... were burnt to a cinder. There he lay in the rain, like the carcase of a brute beast thrown upon a dung heap. As we continued our walk along this filthy ...
... willing to perish. A quiet listless despair broods over the population, and cradles men for the grave. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21.-Dr. D- called at two ...
... predecessors to the grave had been consumed by the wasting fever of famine. In scarcely a single one of these most inhuman habitations was there the slightest ...
... of wan-faced children grouped together, with their large, plaintive, still eyes looking out at us, like the sick young of wild beasts in their dens. Then ...
... the young. But there was another apparition which sickened all the flesh and blood in my nature. It has haunted me during the past night, like Banquo's ...
... another existence had eclipsed its vision. Its cold, naked arms were not much larger than pipe stems, while its body was swollen to the size of a full-grown ...
... experienced observers, that there are thousands of men who rise in the morning and go forth to labour with their picks and shovels in their hands, ...
... by itself in a hollow, and surrounded by a moat of green filth, we entered it with some difficulty, and found a single child about three years old ...
... bright, blue, clear eyes looking so steadfastly at nothing. I could almost fancy that the angels of God had been sent to unseal the vision of these ...
... there can be no lower deep than this between us and the bottom of the grave. On asking after the condition of the inmates, the woman to whom ...
... held them together, and been covered with a veil of thin muslin, they would not have been more visible, especially when one of them clung to the door, ...
... for the fortnight and hard against one of these, and almost embraced in the arms of death, lay a young person far gone with fever. He related ...
... figure in late 19th- and early 20th-century Britain, he was instrumental in the foundation of the Fabian Society and the Labour Party. A poet and writer, ...
... in form, the poems were mostly written before 1900. Their wistful evocation of doomed youth... >>read more<