The million-peopled city
Immigration of Immoral Irish Women.
Another circumstance operates unfavourably on the class of the Irish in London as compared with the Irish in their
|own country is, that in there is that regard to virtue in females that no man will marry them after they have once transgressed. Their prospect of marriage afterwards is entirely hopeless there. Nor would an illegitimate child in the family, or in the former generation, or even in the gene- ration before that, give a female much chance. It is, there- fore, a common practice for young women who have fallen from virtue to emigrate here, as their only hope, the state of morals here among the poor being far lower than there.|