The author offers statistical support for his assertions and gives specific data about the number of children to be sold, their weight and price, and the projected consumption patterns. He suggests some recipes for preparing this delicious new meat, ...
and he feels sure that innovative cooks will be quick to generate more.
published-1729, spring-2013, satire, essays, e-book, gutenberg-projectRecommended to Bettie by: Wanda and LauraRead on March 30, 2013Opening: It is a melancholy object to those, who walk through this great town, or travel in the country, when they published-1729, spring-2013, satire, essays, e-book, gutenberg-project Recommended to Bettie by: Wanda and Laura Read on March 30, 2013
Opening: It is a melancholy object to those, who walk through this great town, or travel in the country, when they see the streets, the roads and cabbin-doors crowded with beggars of the female sex, followed by three, four, or six children, all in rags, and importuning every passenger for an alms. These mothers instead of being able to work for their honest livelihood, are forced to employ all their time in stroling to beg sustenance for their helpless infants who, as they grow up, either turn thieves for want of work, or leave their dear native country, to fight for the Pretender in Spain, or sell themselves to the Barbadoes.