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Excerpt from Agrarian Tenures: A Survey of the Laws and Customs Relating to the Holding of Land in England Ireland and Scotland and of the Reforms Therein During Recent YearsIn view of the agrarian questions which have been raised in various partsMoreExcerpt from Agrarian Tenures: A Survey of the Laws and Customs Relating to the Holding of Land in England Ireland and Scotland and of the Reforms Therein During Recent YearsIn view of the agrarian questions which have been raised in various parts of the United Kingdom, I have thought it may conduce to their discussion and solution to review the existing conditions of landownership and land tenancy, and of the relations to one another of the various classes of the agricultural communities in the three countries, and to describe the efforts made by Parliament during the last twenty-five years to reform or reconstitute them.These legislative enactments have been numerous and varied, and have accentuated greatly the differences between the agrarian condition of Great Britain and Ireland. Many of them have been tentative and halting. Some have totally failed to produce the effect intended. Looked at as a whole, however, they include almost every method which the most ingenious political draughtsman or the most extreme reformer could suggest, and it would be difficult to invent any new method. They have been the handiwork, not of one political party, but of all parties in turns. They bear the mark of many conflicting currents of opinion, and of many schools of land reformers, aiming at very different ultimate objects.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.