At 05:58 PM 5/17/99 -0300, Neil McEwan wrote:
> Presumably this is a reference to the Clearances? If so, could you
>cite me a reliable historical source that would back up your idea that
>large numbers of cleared tenants, who were also practicing pagans, sought
>refuge in churches and then came out as orthodox Christians? As far as I
>know cleared tenants were just that -- cleared. They didn't hang about in
>churches, but instead went to the Lowlands or overseas.
See, Neil, you persist in rephrasing argument, and representing it as
somebody else's, and then apparently seek acknowledgement and respect.
Whatever else you are on about is just plain gobbledegook.
Poor John Field!-I trust he does not read this, unless he will improve
by it,-thinking to live by some derivative old country mode in this primitive new country,-to catch perch with shiners. It is good bait,
I allow. With his horizon all his own, yet he a poor man, born to be
poor, with his inherited Irish poverty or poor life, his Adam's grand-
mother and boggy ways, not to rise in this world, till their wading
webbed bog-trotting feet get talaria to their heels.
Henry David Thoreau