Seeing that men are born into the world without their own wills, and being in the world they must live upon the earth's surface, or they cannot live at all, no individual or set of individuals can hold over land that personal and irresponsible right which is allowed them in things of less universal necessity.
— J. A. FROUDE, The English in Ireland in the 18th Century,
Book I., Chap. 2, Sec. 6, p. 131.