peasantry


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the class of peasants

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For him to say he knew the peasantry would have been the same as to say he knew men.
In the discussions that arose between the brothers on their views of the peasantry, Sergey Ivanovitch always got the better of his brother, precisely because Sergey Ivanovitch had definite ideas about the peasant--his character, his qualities, and his tastes.
The second witness, present at the conversation already mentioned, corroborated the first witness in every particular; and added that she had procured the book relating to the arsenic-eating practices of the Styrian peasantry, and their results, at Mrs.
which means "with speed" - to introduce embarrassment into an Irish regiment, "already half-mutinous, quartered among Sikh peasantry, all wearing miniatures of His Highness Dhulip Singh, Maharaja of the Punjab, next their hearts, and all eagerly expecting his arrival.
The talent he retained through life for studying his subject, and even somebodys else's subject, had long been concentrated on this idea of championing a new peasantry against a new plutocracy.
What hope can there ever be of a free peasantry in England if the peasants themselves are such snobs as to want to be gentlemen?
A few months later we could read in the papers the accounts of the bogus 'Emigration Agencies' among the Sclavonian peasantry in the more re- mote provinces of Austria.
The great waters played; and poles were put up in the park and gardens for the happy peasantry, which they might climb at their leisure, carrying off watches, silver forks, prize sausages hung with pink ribbon, &c.
It was this deficiency, I considered, while running over in thought the perfect keeping of the character of the premises with the accredited character of the people, and while speculating upon the possible influence which the one, in the long lapse of centuries, might have exercised upon the other--it was this deficiency, perhaps, of collateral issue, and the consequent undeviating transmission, from sire to son, of the patrimony with the name, which had, at length, so identified the two as to merge the original title of the estate in the quaint and equivocal appellation of the "House of Usher"--an appellation which seemed to include, in the minds of the peasantry who used it, both the family and the family mansion.
The rise of the Punjabi peasantry, led by Sikh Misls, and the crushing of Mughal and Afghan marauders is the only way to study the rise of the Sikhs, all of whom were Punjabi Jat farmers facing virtual starvation by numerous high taxes by multiple exploiters.
ACCORDING to the Department of Imaginary Statistics, about four squillion hours were lost to the UK workplace last year in production, due to the peasantry taking sick days.
Mandwa film club puts the spotlight on China this week as Fugui and Jiazhen endure tumultuous events in China as their personal fortunes move from wealthy landownership to peasantry said a press release issued here.
Announcing his support for the protest and demands of farmers, the PPP Chairman said peasantry has been destroyed economically by PML-N government, which has proved the worst enemy of agriculture, which is continuously registering minus growth during current government.
While we welcome President-elect Duterte's appointment of KMP chairperson Rafael 'Ka Paeng' Mariano as secretary of the Department of Agrarian Reform, the Filipino peasantry must not put their guard down, Antonio Flores, KMP secretary general said.
All these measures were due to the situation of the peasantry after the World War 2.