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1880

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MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL 10TH FEBRUARY, 1880 P 1
A correspondent of the London Standard, travelling in Ireland, narrates an incident which speaks for the hesitancy of the Irish poor to obtrude their misery;
“A starving woman in Galway, after a furtive glance around to see that none who knew her were in sight, told the correspondent that neither she nor her children had eaten food for a day and a half, and she apologetically explained that she only asked for help as his honor was a stranger.”