Mirror of Literature,  12 (1828), 106.

Irish Poor



Extract, Miscellaneous

Publications extracted:

Edinburgh Review


Population, Steamships, Class

    Discusses the deleterious effects on the British poor of Irish immigration. Observes: 'The facilities of conveyance afforded by steam-navigation are such, that the merest beggar, provided he can command a sixpence, may get himself carried from Ireland to England'. Considers that 'what may almost without a metaphor be termed floating bridges, have been established between Belfast and Glasgow, and Dublin and Liverpool'.

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