Following an addition to his already numerous family, a poor cottager went out at night in search of a godfather for his newly born child.
The cottager turned out of his own bed to let the agent sleep in it, and went to sleep with his cow.
These changes provoked the anger of William Cobbett, who wished to return to a golden age when England was still a land of prosperous yeomen farmers and contented cottagers .
Half were cottagers , landless farm laborers, or vagrants, and one-seventh worked exclusively in textiles, mining, and other village industries.
The cottagers counter that they pay property taxes, too, and they're resentful that their political impact is mitigated by the fact that they're not allowed to vote in elections held in the communities where their cottages are.
But more and more people in this age are attracted by the Island's very isolation, and there has been a recent upsurge in the number of summer cottagers , a trend that is only likely to continue.
Those who lost out were the small tenants or cottagers who might receive some compensation for the loss of a strip in a consolidated field but nothing for the loss of customary rights on the common land.
I think that boaters, cottagers , and the local people could co-exist just fine with this project.
The area was also prime wilderness vacation country for fishers, canoeists, cottagers and others.
Evidence shows that smallholders and cottagers were less likely to have kinsmen on the manor than large or middling tenants.