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My Last Tour and First Work

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Excerpt from My Last Tour and First Work: Or, a Visit to the Baths of Wildbad and Rippoldsau

But there is a class of persons in Ireland renting mountain farms, who are often in great distress, where they might be in ease and comfort, if they knew how to cultivate their land in a more profitable manner. Their ignorance of what it is capable of producing, and the want of regular habits of industry, for making the most of what they possess, induced the Author to believe that a school, under the direction of a master who could teach them not only reading and writ ing, but the best method of cultivating their farms, would be of infinite advantage to them, and confer happiness and comfort where there is now only poverty and complaint.

The tract of land to which the Author alludes, is between the Seven Churches and Holly Wood: it is nearly a waste, - the few patches of cultivated ground are like an oasis in the desert; and yet there is a nume rous population of poor unemployed crea tures, (capable of the greatest exertions if rightly directed,) existing upon the produce of these badly-managed scraps of land.

To teach them that they have the power(with knowledge and industry) of obtaining all the necessaries of life within themselves, is the object of the Author in building this school, which, she proposes, should be a farming school. She would add a few acres of land to it, to be farmed by the boys, and prove to them, by experiment, that the soil is capable of producing many crops of which they have no idea. The English reader will be surprised to hear that turnips are exotics with these poor people, and they have not one enclosed garden amongst them.

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Titre: My Last Tour and First Work
Sous-titre: Or, a Visit to the Baths of Wildbad and Rippoldsau (Classic Reprint)
Code EAN: 9781331736240
ISBN: 1331736242
Format: Couverture cartonnée
nombre de pages: 478
Poids: 635g
Taille: H229mm x B152mm x T25mm
Année: 2015