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" This opinion, so just and reasonable in theory, so ruinous and absurd in practice, is interwoven in such a manner in the very constitution of their minds, that it seems next to impossible to eradicate it : the law of primogeniture but slowly obtains among... "
A Statistical Account, Or Parochial Survey of Ireland: Drawn Up from the ... - Page 311
by William Shaw Mason - 1814
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The Literary Panorama and National Register, Volume 1

1814
...next to impossible to eradicate it : the law of primogeniture but slowly obtains among all nation* in a progress to civilization ; but the Irish seem...on, until division is no longer possible; thus, in tbe course of two ğr three generations, the most thriving family must necessarily go to ruin. An instance...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 85, Part 1; Volume 117

1815
...says the writer, "so just and reasonable in theory, so ruincos 248 Review of New Publications. ous and absurd in practice, is interwoven in such a manner...course of two or three generations, the most thriving fariiily musf'necessarily go to ruin. An instance which feiriately within the writer's observation,...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 85, Part 1; Volume 117

1815
...civilization ; hut the Irish seem peculiarly obstinate in reject ing any approach to it. Inspiteof every argument, they continue to divide their farms...An instance which fell lately within the writer's observation, in the adjacent parish, will illustrate this : a respectable farmer, who held about 30...
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A Statistical Account of the British Empire: Exhibiting Its Extent ..., Volume 1

John Ramsay McCulloch - 1837
...their farms among their children, and these divide on till division is no longer practicable ; and, in the course of two or three generations, the most thriving family must necessarily go to ruin." — (Survey of Lamlonderry.) The extent to which this ruinous practice is carried is such as sometimes...
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A Statistical Account of the British Empire: Exhibiting Its Extent ..., Volume 1

John Ramsay McCulloch - 1839
...their farms among their children, and these divide on, till division is no longer practicable ; and, in the course of two or three generations, the most thriving family must necessarily go to ruin." — (Survey of Londonderry.) The extent to which this ruinous practice is carried is such as sometimes...
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