The Politics of Consumption in Eighteenth-Century Ireland by Martyn J. Powell

By Martyn J. Powell

This ebook explores the politicization of buyer items in eighteenth-century eire. relocating past tangible goods bought through shoppers, it examines the political manifestations of the intake of elite rest actions, leisure and show, and in doing so makes an essential contribution to paintings at the cultural lifetime of the Protestant Ascendancy. As with many different parts of Irish tradition and society, intake can't be separated from the issues of Anglo-Irish kinfolk, and hence an appreciation of those politcal overtones is very important.

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268 This was indeed an amusing tale. The Castle was stretching to peculiar lengths to win the Irish propaganda war – hiring agents to deposit turds all over Dublin – though in this case it was propaganda destined for British ears rather than Irish. The supposed economic crisis that accompanied Wood’s halfpence was not far off in memory, and of course starvation was an ever present threat in Ireland. That this was being written during the duke of Dorset’s rather tranquil administration is particularly interesting.

The Castle was stretching to peculiar lengths to win the Irish propaganda war – hiring agents to deposit turds all over Dublin – though in this case it was propaganda destined for British ears rather than Irish. The supposed economic crisis that accompanied Wood’s halfpence was not far off in memory, and of course starvation was an ever present threat in Ireland. That this was being written during the duke of Dorset’s rather tranquil administration is particularly interesting. Swift had hoped for some kind of preferment The Politics of Food and Alcohol 41 through his connection with Lady Betty Germain, but he was to be disappointed.

Swift’s revenge was to imagine a mock execution of William Wood; and given the Dublin crowd’s liking for such show pieces there was every chance that such an event might have taken place. A series of cooks offered to ‘baste him’, ‘give him his Belly-full’, and ‘sowce him’. A grocer was willing to pepper him, a groom was happy to ‘curry his hide’. 260 Thus Dublin’s tradesmen were united in a community effort to murder, cook and then prepare a meal for the nation from the body of the hated William Wood.

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