Comte Gustave Auguste Bonnin de la Bonninière de Beaumont was a French magistrate, prison reformer, and travel companion to the famed philosopher and politician Alexis de Tocqueville. While he was very successful in his lifetime, he is often overlooked and his name is synonymous with Tocqueville's achievements.
|All being poor, the only food they use is the cheapest jn the country—potatoes.||Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture|
|Formerly, Ireland was a vast forest…. It is now almost destitute of trees.||Environment & Environmentalism|
|I have seen the Indian in his forests and the negro in his chains, and thought as I contemplated their pitiable condition, that I saw the very extreme of human wretchedness, but I did not then know the condition of unfortunate Ireland …. In all countries, more or less, paupers may be discovered but an entire nation of paupers is what never was seen till it was shown in Ireland. The misery of Ireland descends to degrees unknown elsewhere.||Poverty ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade|