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Oct28-05, 11:27 AM
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Quote Quote by marcus
Your Wiki article has a link to the process of Enclosure.
The start of the capitalist land owners

"The townes go down, the land decayes;
Off cornefeyldes playne layes (grass-land);
Gret men makithe now a dayes
A shepecott in the church.

Commons to close and kepe;
Poor folk for bred to cry and wepe;
Towns pulled downe to pastur shepe;
This ys the new gyse!"