The Land and Landlordism

Kerby and Endean, 1873 - 43 pages

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Page 6 - An Act for taking away the Court of Wards, and Liveries, and Tenures in Capite and by Knight's Service, and Purveyance, and for settling a Revenue on His Majesty in lieu thereof." It adopted the intermission of that court by the Long Parliament, on the 24th of February, 1645, as the date of the abolition ; and it enacted " that the court of wards and liveries, and all wardships, liveries, primer seisins, and...
Page 17 - Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden ; give him • Arthur Young's Travelt in France, ml. ip 88. } Ibid. p. 51. a nine years lease of a garden, and he will convert it into a desert.
Page i - Monarchy,— whether the aristocratic principle should be recognised in our Constitution, and, if so, in what form ?—whether the Commons of England shall remain an estate of the realm; numerous but privileged and qualified, or whether they should degenerate into an indiscriminate multitude...
Page 39 - ... incapable of greater cultivation than it has received. All has been done for it that industry and an extreme love of gain can devise. There is not a foot of waste land in the Engadine, the lowest part of which is not much lower than the top of Snowdon. Wherever grass will grow, there it is; wherever a rock will bear a blade, verdure is seen upon it ; wherever an ear of rye will ripen, there it is to be found. Barley and oats have also their appropriate spots ; and wherever it is possible to ripen...
Page 13 - Monaghan, one of the districts as yet healthy, " dark whisperings and rumours of famine in its most appalling form began to reach us, but still we could scarcely believe that men, women, and children were actually dying of starvation in thousands. Yet so it was.
Page ii - Church shall be maintained, and, if so, what shall be its rights and duties ? — the functions of corporations, the sacredness of endowments, the tenure of landed property, the free disposal and even the existence of any kind of property...
Page i - We are now emerging from the fiscal period in which almost all the public men of this generation have been brought up. All the questions of Trade and Navigation, of the Incidence of Taxation and of Public Economy, are settled. But there are other questions not less important, and of deeper and higher reach and range, which must soon engage the attention of the country. The attributes of a Constitutional Monarchy, — whether...
Page 37 - Pride, in the power that guards his country's coast, And all that Englishmen enjoy and boast; Pride, in a life that slander's tongue defied,— In fact, a noble passion, misnamed pride.
Page 13 - Russia ; and, as he affirmed at a later time, " all they or their children could hope for was to obtain, after the keenest competition, the temporary use of a spot of land on which to exercise their industry;" for "the tenant's very improvements went to swell the accumulations of the heirs of an absentee, not of his own.
Page 7 - Commissioners under the act for granting to their Majesties an aid of 4s. in the pound for one year for carrying on a vigorous war against France.

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