Tuesday, 3 August 2010

The state of things in Suffolk

Flatford today

"Suffolk was in many respects the most organised of English farming areas and - And in 1822 Constable wrote: 'My brother is uncomfortable about the state of things in Suffolk. They are as bad as Ireland - never a night without seeing fires near or at a distance.' The farm labourers setting fire to the HAYRICKS and HAYSTACKS and - "
- Ellis Sharp, "The Hay Wain"

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