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THE PARADISE OF PAUPERS.I

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THE PARADISE OF PAUPERS. I SIR,—I regret to say I am unable to tell you what tue dust or wind was doing when old, decrepit Jane Jon<>, wi,) had been living in shovel with only hoilf a roof to in a heap of riith, with no one to attend to her except a bind neighbour now and then, was relnf)vecl t(i a cOrlIfOr"- able room in the Union Workhouse, to be properly fei, and nursed, and ma le far more comfortable than her ne'g °^r Wilaaru Williams, who has a wife arid seven chililren to keep on twelve .shillings a week. The Poor ^au s friend," who writes such an eloquent lewder in your last issue, seems to have ha.d his attention too exclusively oecu- j pied wi;h the action of the elements, to ooserve that the «round him have b^eu pauperized by tue system with which he is so much in love. He &uows that the dust is catting ctpers, hue he does n^t know, apparently, that his heroes, like I Jones of Maesypandy, chiefly deserve a place oa the roll of fame because they have made pauper- ism about twice as prevalent in Wales as it is in England. If it ia something to Prriud of, to reduce independent w,)rkers to the condition of paupers, and to saddle hard-work'.n-r poor people with races to maintain these man- ufactured pir.pers, them yuur correspondent's heroes are worthy of immortal fame. I d" not think the DoI^eUevand Machynlleth Guardians will feel his criticisms very keenly—unie-w they regard them in the hgnr <%f .sarcasm A Friend of the Poor should live in Atcnaia Union fcr a little while, where he would be shocked t.) that there are, comparatively, hardiy any p-iupers ac aIi. The Guardians of that Union are so anxiou* to promote independence among workintj men and to sosmp out pauperism, that they have reduced the rates to a figure which wor. u make your correspondent despair of his country. He onghs to be pr.-ud and happy thau he lives in such a paradise of pauper*. If he were a reasonable man he would feel more grateful, and rejoice that by a little improvidence on his own part he might stana a reasonable chtaee of some day receiving out-relief himself. If he can o liv accomplish that, ha will feel that af:er all the world is better than lie img-ined.-I am, &c ANOTHER FKIEND OF THF, POOR.

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