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  • The movements which work revolutions in the world are born out of the dreams and visions in a peasant’s heart on the hillside.
  • —Pretty countryfolk had few chattels then, John Eglinton observed, as they have still if our peasant plays are true to type.
  • —Swindling the peasants, says the citizen, and the poor of Ireland.
  • Ay, they drove out the peasants in hordes.
  • Peasants outside.
  • The poor man starves while they are grassing their royal mountain stags or shooting peasants and phartridges in their purblind pomp of pelf and power.
  • The Irish catholic peasant.
  • You have every bit as much right to live by your pen in pursuit of your philosophy as the peasant has.
  • And apropos of coffin of stones the analogy was not at all bad as it was in fact a stoning to death on the part of seventytwo out of eighty odd constituencies that ratted at the time of the split and chiefly the belauded peasant class, probably the selfsame evicted tenants he had put in their holdings.
  • …in people’s mind though, it goes without saying, not contributing a copper or pinning his faith absolutely to its dictums, some of which wouldn’t exactly hold water, he at the outset in principle at all events was in thorough sympathy with peasant possession as voicing the trend of modern opinion (a partiality, however, which, realising his mistake, he was subsequently partially cured of) and even was twitted with going a step farther than Michael Davitt in the striking views he at one…
  • (In strident discord peasants and townsmen of Orange and Green factions sing Kick the Pope and Daily, daily sing to Mary.

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  • Most people in the Middle Ages were peasants.
  • In 1932 a peasant revolt in Su County China stopped collection of the poppy tax.

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