Gleanings 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...

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Title:Gleanings in the West of IrelandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217220223

ISBN - 13:9780217220224

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