Notes and Queries, Number 42, August 17, 1850

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1850
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,245 / 55 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 522
Added to site: 2004.11.13
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Genre: Periodical
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ster country, this is perhaps not the least remarkable, and shows that the _questio vexata_, "What is to be done with Ireland?" is one of two centuries' standing. James Harrington, in his _Oceana, the Introduction_, {180} (pp. 35, 36., Toland's Edition, 1700), speaking of Ireland under the name of Panopea, says,--

"Panopea, the soft Mother of a slothful and pusillanimous people, is a neighbor Iland, antiently subjected by the Arms of _Oceana_; since almost depopulated for shaking the Yoke, and at length replanted with a new Race. But (through what virtues of the Soil, or vice of the Air, soever it be), they com still to degenerat. Wherfore seeing it is neither likely to yield men fit for Arms, nor necessary it should; it had bin the Interest of Oceana so to have dispos'd of this Province, being both rich in the nature of the Soil, and full of commodious Ports for Trade, that it might have bin order'd for the best in relation to her Purse, which, in my op

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