For he brought workers and tenants from his old Devon home to take the place of the beggared
or slain Irish.
They have beggared
the nation, but they shall never beggar me.
I will stand,' returned Mr Haredale impatiently, 'on this dismantled, beggared
hearth, and not pollute it, fallen as it is, with mockeries.
Before parting at the Physician's door, they both looked up at the sunny morning sky, into which the smoke of a few early fires and the breath and voices of a few early stirrers were peacefully rising, and then looked round upon the immense city, and said, if all those hundreds and thousands of beggared
people who were yet asleep could only know, as they two spoke, the ruin that impended over them, what a fearful cry against one miserable soul would go up to Heaven!
Think of the needy man who has spent his all, beggared
himself, and pinched his friends, to enter the profession, which is destined never to yield him a morsel of bread.