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Lord Kilgobbin

A Tale of Ireland in Our Own Time

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Published: 1872
Language: English
Wordcount: 212,090 / 593 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.5
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 534 4375

rection. The estate being, to use his own words, 'so like the old coach-harness, so full of knots, splices, and entanglements, there was not another man in Ireland could make it work, and if another were to try it, it would all come to pieces in his hands.'

Kate was shrewd enough to see this; and in the same way that she had admiringly watched Peter as he knotted a trace here and supplemented a strap there, strengthening a weak point, and providing for casualties even the least likely, she saw him dealing with the tenantry on the property; and in the same spirit that he made allowance for sickness here and misfortune there, he would be as prompt to screw up a lagging tenant to the last penny, and secure the landlord in the share of any season of prosperity.

Had the Government Commissioner, sent to report on the state of land-tenure in Ireland, confined himself to a visit to the estate of Lord Kilgobbin--for so we like to call him--it is just possible that the Cabinet would have found the task of



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