Gleanings in the West of Ireland by Lord Sidney Godolphin OsborneGleanings in the West of Ireland by Lord Sidney Godolphin Osborne

Gleanings in the West of Ireland

byLord Sidney Godolphin Osborne

Paperback | February 7, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1850 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. ENNIS--PRIVATE SITTING ROOM--THE UNION HOUSE--CREDITABLE MANAGEMENT--GORT UNION HOUSEWRETCHED CONDITION OF CHILDREN--SCRAMBLE FOR DINNER--HORRORS OF ONE YARD OF WOMEN, ETC.--BLACK WOMEN--SHAMEFUL CROWDING--LOUGHREA--APPEARANCE OF STREET--WHOLESALE EVICTION--BALINASLOE--STATE OF ABLE-BODIED MEN--AN ENCUMBERED ESTATE--ORANMORE--WAR ON DWELLINGS--A FEVER CASE. Having a long journey before me the next day, I determined to pay a visit to the Ennis Union workhouse, early in the morning; leaving my bedroom at the hotel, soon after five o'clock; I was met at the foot of the stairs, by a sort of porter or boots, in that state of somnambulism, in which such officials are usually found, at that hour. As he went to let me out, I saw he was anxious I should not enter the private sitting room, I had engaged the night before; but as my hat was there, I was compelled to force a passage. On opening part of a shutter, that I might sec my way; to my amusement, I found our private sofa was occupied, by a fellow mortal, in bed undress, with a nightcap of some magnitude, the tassel of which hung gracefully down over his nose, as he lay on his back, in the happiness of deep sleep: hotels in Ireland,--at least in the far west,--have many little customs and omissions in their economy, which at first take an Englishman by surprise; however, as I was once asked to admit a gentleman to sleep on a shakedown, on the floor of my bedroom, and actually found all prepared, in anticipation of my cheerful acquiescence; I did not now feel disposed to quarrel with a night's rest, stolen from the sofa of my sitting room. Having reached the gates of the Union House before 6 o'clock, I employed a quarter of an hour, in looking at the new court house, now nearly completed, which is a s...
Title:Gleanings in the West of IrelandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217220223

ISBN - 13:9780217220224