[i] A MODEST PROPOSAL FOR Preventing the Children of poor People in Ireland, from being a Burden to their Parents or Country, and for making them Beneficial to the Publick.

IT is a melancholly Object to those, who walk through this great Town or travel in the Country, when they see the Streets, the Roads and Cabbin-doors crowded with Beggers of the Female Sex, followed by three, four, or six Children, all in Rags, and importuning every Passenger for an Alms. These Mothers instead of being able to work for their ho- nest