Public Absurdities In Ireland

Among the public absurdities in Ireland, Swift notices the insurance

office against fire; the profits of which to the amount of several

thousand pounds, were annually remitted to England. For, observes he,

as if we could well spare the money, the society-marks upon our houses

spread faster and further than the colony of frogs; and we are not only

indebted to England for the materials to light our own fires, but for

engines to put them out.

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