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A Journal Of A Visit Of Three Days To Skibbereen And Its Neighbourhood

Auhtor: Elihu Burritt

Language: english

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Review by Beth Cholette, March 2007


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... AND ITS VICINITY. SKIBBEREEN, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20.-Rev. Mr. F-called with several gentlemen of the town, and in their company I took ...
... this gate of stinted charity, one poor man presented himself under circumstances that even distinguished his case from the rest. He lived several ...
... was warned of his danger, but answered that die he must, unless he found a shelter before morning. He had kindled a small fire with some straw and ...
... 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 lane, ...
... women, and children went down to die to pillow upon the rotten straw, the grave clothes vacated by preceding victims and festering with their fever. ...
... retired, leaving one-third of their number bleeding upon the ground. As soon as Dr. D-appeared at the head of the lane, it was filled with miserable ...
... over the face of the sick person, discovering to us the sooty features of some emaciated creature in the last stage of the fever. In one of these ...
... sight that met my eyes, on entering, was the body of a dead woman, extended on one side of the fire-place. On the other, an old man was lying on some ...
... upon the young creatures wasting away unmurmuringly by slow consuming destitution. I am sure they would have been touched to the liveliest compassion ...
... shores are covered with cabins of a worse description than those in Skibbereen. On our way, we passed several companies of men, women, and children ...
... pittance, by the fear that some one of their family will die before their return. The first habitation we entered in the Castle-haven district was ...
... we entered it with some difficulty, and found a single child about three years old lying on a kind of shelf, with its little face resting upon ...
... up the hill, we proceeded to them, and entered one, and found several persons weeping over the dead body of a woman lying by the wall near the ...
... misery to the cart. We followed him a little way off and saw him deposit his burden along side of the father of the young woman, and by her assistance. ...
... woman and we turned from the road to visit this new scene of desolation but as it was growing quite dark, and the distance was considerable, ...
... ELIHU BURRITT. PRINTED BY J. W. SHOWELL, TEMPLE-STREET, BIRMINGHAM. Transcriber's Note: ...
... FROM THE SPEECH OF LORD JOHN RUSSELL, On The Irish Poor Relief Bill, March 12th, 1847. A gentleman who lately called upon ...
... desirable to publish them in this country, as he recently witnessed them in the very district to which the sympathies of the English have been, for ...
... poor of Ireland the right to claim support from the owners of the soil, before they are reduced to starvation, will effectually meet the evil, or be ...
... Ksenofontas c. 430 - 354 BC), son of Gryllus, of the deme Erchia of Athens, also known as Xenophon of Athens, was a Greek historian, soldier, ...