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Frederick Engels, Manuscripts on the History of England and Ireland


Source: Marx Engels On Literature and Art, Progress Publishers, 1976;
Transcribed: by Andy Blunden;
Written in English;

Swift writes about grazing in A Short View of the State of Ireland in 1727: “As to the improvement of land, those few who attempt that or planting, thro’ covetousness or want of skill generally leave things worse than they were, neither succeeding in trees nor hedges, and by running into the fancy of grazing, after the manner of the Scythians, are every day depopulating the country.”