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The Annals of the Poor

Nigel Leask

in Robert Burns and Pastoral: Poetry and Improvement in Late Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199572618
eISBN:
9780191722974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572618.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 18th-century Literature

This chapter returns the focus to Burns at his most conventionally pastoral in poems dedicated to representing the ‘annals of the poor’. After an opening section discussing representations of cottage ... More


Begging, Charity and Religion in Pre-Famine Ireland

Ciarán McCabe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781786941572
eISBN:
9781789629002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941572.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Beggars and begging were ubiquitous features of pre-Famine Irish society, yet have gone largely unexamined by historians. Begging, Charity and Religion in Pre-Famine Ireland explores at length for ... More


Civil Parishes’ Responses to Begging

Ciarán McCabe

in Begging, Charity and Religion in Pre-Famine Ireland

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781786941572
eISBN:
9781789629002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941572.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The decades immediately before the Great Famine witnessed a significant shift in the civil role of the parish vestry in Ireland and a related transformation in how communities managed beggary in ... More


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