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He had no land , except the two or three small fields which I have said he rented ; and , instead of gaining any thing by their produce , I have reason to think he lost by them ; however , they furnished him with no farther assistance ...
... some years of absence , I was told of a vast number of my acquaintance who were all gone to the land of forgetfulness , and I found myself like a man stalking over a field of battle , who every moment perceives some one lying dead .
The situation of St. Kilda renders a north - east wind indispensably necessary before a stranger can land . The wind , not the stranger , occasions an epidemick cold . If I am not mistaken , Mr. Macaulay is dead : if living ...
Now tenants will not give more for land , than land is worth . If they can make more of their money by keeping a shop , or any other way , they'll do it , and so oblige landlords ' to let land come back to a reasonable rent , in order ...
You see the inhabitants of Norway do not with one consent quit it , and go to some part of America , where there is a mild climate , and where they may have the same produce from land , with the tenth part of the labour .
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