Ireland's Welcome to the Stranger

Or An Excursion Through Ireland, in 1844 & 1845, for the Purpose of Personally Investigating the Condition of the Poor. By A. Nicholson

Author: Asenath Nicholson

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Ireland's Welcome to the Stranger

Or, an Excursion Through Ireland, in 1844 & 1845, for the Purpose of Personally Investigating the Condition of the Poor

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The value of Ireland's Welcome to the Stranger cannot be overstated. It presents a vivid picture of Irish society on the eve of the Great Famine, exquisitely painted in words by an outsider with a most adept hand. In it we find a remarkable view of Irish life in the 1840s, from the landed gentry down to the poorest peasant, the particular object of the author's visit. The account is all the more valuable and realistic because Mrs Nicholson eschewed staying at the best of hotels and travelling in fine carriages, but more often than not spent her nights in common lodging-houses, or even in the cabins of the poor, and made a great deal of her journey around the country on foot, with an ever-changing cast of peasants for company. On her travels she saw life as it really was for the ordinary folk, witnessed their habits, idiosyncrasies, customs and traditions, from faction fights to funeral laments, and imbibed their mode of speech. In terms of getting a sense of Ireland's social past, her writing is the closest to time travel that could be hoped for. Asenath Nicholson, a native of Vermont, had for some years run a boarding-house in New York and, in that city, she had become all too familiar with the plight of the poor immigrant Irish. Her first journey to Ireland was inspired by a desire to see for herself the conditions that were causing such a mass exodus. She was teetotal, vegan, anti-slavery and feminist in outlook, but above all an extremely pious woman, who toured the country distributing religious tracts and bibles to the poor. She also had a propensity for impromptu outbursts of hymn-singing which, to her amusement, only added to a notion among the Irish peasantry that she was "crack'd." Here was an intelligent, forceful woman who, with a burning sense of justice and righteous anger, was not afraid to speak her mind, and issued rebukes to those, irrespective of rank or religion, whom she felt fell short of Christian principles and duty. The combination of the author's ability to write a good narrative, her own personality, and the subject matter that she wrote on, makes this book a gem among gems. It is naturally replete with pathos, but is not without moments of humour too. Sometimes the humour comes deliberately from Mrs Nicholson's pen but, on other occasions, the reader will laugh from the perspective of the subjects of her study at this extraordinary woman, the 'American Stranger'. A final point is that although the author did travel north, her account confines itself to the more southerly counties: "Should I ever reach home, I hope to give a fuller detail of my tour, which embraced all but the county of Cavan. I have made no mention of the north of Ireland, for want of room, but cannot close without saying that in Belfast I spent a few pleasant weeks." This new edition has had the text completely reset and a few obvious spelling mistakes corrected. Notes have been added to those of the author's, with a view to aiding the reader who is perhaps not so familiar with Irish history and social history. Most of the phonetic transcriptions of English word pronunciations should still be easily decipherable, but a few of the less obvious have been annotated. An index has also been added for easier reference, although some repetitive themes throughout the book, such as descriptions of diet and cabin interiors, have been judiciously excluded. Asenath Nicholson's account of her second tour of Ireland Annals of the Famine in Ireland, in 1847, 1848, and 1849 is also available, ISBN 978-1910375631

Ireland's Welcome to the Stranger

Author: Asenath Nicholson

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In May 1844 the American educator and reformer Asenath Nicholson set out from New York on a fifteen-month visit to Ireland, determined to 'investigate the condition of the Irish poor'. Nicholson travelled on foot through much of the island, reading the Bible to the local people and sharing their hospitality. She describes a rural society that, despite great poverty, received the American visitor with generosity and kindness. Nicholson's rich and lively account of her travels is a unique glimpse of Ireland before the Great Hunger of 1845-52.

Ireland's Welcome to the Stranger; Or an Excursion Through Ireland, in 1844 & 1845, for the Purpose of Personally Investigating the Condition of the Poor. by A. Nicholson

Author: Asenath Nicholson

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The Bible in Ireland

("Ireland's Welcome to the Stranger; Or Excursions Through Ireland in 1844 and 1845 for the Purpose of Personally Investigating the Condition of the Poor")

Author: Asenath Nicholson

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The Bible in Ireland

(Ireland's Welcome to the Stranger Or Excursions Through Ireland in 1844 and 1845 for the Purpose of ... Investigating the Condition of the Poor"

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Ireland's Welcome to the Stranger; Or an Excursion Through Ireland, in 1844 & 1845, for the Purpose of Personally Investigating the Condition of the Poor

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Ireland's Welcome to the Stranger

Or an Excursion Through Ireland, in 1844 & 1845, for the Purpose of Personally Investigating the Condition of the Poor. by A. Nicholson

Author: Asenath Nicholson

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The Bible in Ireland

('Ireland's Welcome to the Stranger, Or Excursions Through Ireland in L844 and L845 for the Purpose of Personally Investigating the Condition of the Poor')

Author: Asenath Nicholson

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Compassionate Stranger

Asenath Nicholson and the Great Irish Famine

Author: Maureen O'Rourke Murphy

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The first biography of Asenath Nicholson, Compassionate Stranger recovers the largely forgotten history of an extraordinary woman. Trained as a school teacher, Nicholson was involved in the abolitionist, temperance, and diet reforms of the day before she left New York in 1844 "to personally investigate the condition of the Irish poor." She walked alone throughout nearly every county in Ireland and reported on conditions in rural Ireland on the eve of the Great Irish Famine. She published Ireland’s Welcome to the Stranger, an account of her travels in 1847. She returned to Ireland in December 1846 to do what she could to relieve famine suffering—first in Dublin and then in the winter of 1847–48 in the west of Ireland where the suffering was greatest. Nicholson’s precise, detailed diaries and correspondence reveal haunting insights into the desperation of victims of the Famine and the negligence and greed of those who added to the suffering. Her account of the Great Irish Famine, Annals of the Famine in Ireland in 1847, 1848 and 1849, is both a record of her work and an indictment of official policies toward the poor: land, employment, famine relief. In addition to telling Nicholson’s story, from her early life in Vermont and upstate New York to her better-known work in Ireland, Murphy puts Nicholson’s own writings and other historical documents in conversation. This not only contextualizes Nicholson’s life and work, but it also supplements the impersonal official records with Nicholson’s more compassionate and impassioned accounts of the Irish poor.

Ireland's Welcome to the Stranger; Or an Excursion Through Ireland, in 1844 & 1845, for the Purpose of Personally Investigating the Condition of the Poor. by A. Nicholson

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Ireland's Welcome to the Stranger; Or an Excursion Through Ireland, in 1844 & 1845, for the Purpose of Personally Investigating the Condition of the Poor. by A. Nicholson - Scholar's Choice Edition

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Ireland's Welcome to the Stranger

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The Bible in Ireland

Ireland's Welcome to the Stranger, Or Excursions Through Ireland in 1844 and 1845 for the Purpose of Personally Investigating the Condition of the Poor (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Bible in Ireland: Ireland's Welcome to the Stranger, or Excursions Through Ireland in 1844 and 1845 for the Purpose of Personally Investigating the Condition of the Poor Refaces, ' says Francis Bacon, are great P wastes of time, and, though they seem to proceed of modesty, they are bravery.' I hope I may be forgiven for the piece of bravery which introduces you to Mrs. Asenath Nicholson, a lost lady of old years. I found her forlorn and for gotten in a side street of a country library, with great folk, and folk ephemerally great, and un remembered lesser folk for neighbours. A library is like a hamlet or a town. In stately houses may dwell the quite unimportant; in unnoticed corners, behind modest exteriors, some who have tales to tell, and a hospitality of wisdom for callers. But for many a long year Mrs. Nicholson has remained within the faded boards of her binding unvisited, unnoticed, unknown. Let me begin in a fashion popular in the early Victorian age during which, for a few brief years, she flourished and (in a small way, but prophetic) was notable. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Bible in Ireland; Ireland's Welcome to the Stranger, Or Excursions Through Ireland in 1844 and 1845 for the Purpose of Personally Investigating Th

Author: Asenath Nicholson

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Ireland's Welcome to the Stranger

Or an Excursion Through Ireland, in 1844& 1845, for the Purpose of Personally Investigating the Condition of the Poor

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Bible in Ireland

Ireland's Welcome to the Stranger, Or Excursions Through Ireland in 1844 and 1845 for the Purpose of Personally Investigating the Condition of the Poor

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