Sunday, October 31, 2010

Part 1: Query 152

Whether it can be hoped that private persons will not indulge this folly, unless restrained by the public?

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Part 1: Query 151

Whether nine-tenths of our foreign trade be not carried on singly to support the article of vanity?

Friday, October 29, 2010

Part 1: Query 150

Whether an Irish lady, set out with French silks and Flanders lace, may not be said to consume more beef and butter than a hundred of our labouring peasants?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Part 1: Query 149

Whether a foreigner could imagine that one half of the people were starving, in a country which sent out such plenty of provisions?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Part 1: Query 148

Whether it be not certain that from the single town of Cork were exported, in one year, no less than one hundred and seven thousand one hundred and sixty-one barrels of beef; seven thousand three hundred and seventy-nine barrels of pork; thirteen thousand four hundred and sixty-one casks, and eighty-five thousand seven hundred and twenty-seven firkins of butter? And what hands were employed in this manufacture?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Part 1: Query 147

Whether a woman of fashion ought not to be declared a public enemy?

Monday, October 25, 2010

Part 1: Query 146

Whether we are not undone by fashions made for other people? And whether it be not madness in a poor nation to imitate a rich one?