General view of the agriculture and mineralogy, present state and circumstances of the County Wicklow (1801) p. 220
By Robert Fraser, Esq.

Sect. 4. Nature of Leases.

Generally leases on lives, or a term of years, whichever lasts longest. On the estates of residents, three lives or thirty-one years:—on those of nonresidents, generally twenty-one years or one life.— There are many farms, however, on leases for ever, a tenure very common in this country, but little known in England.

Sect. 5. General state of leases, and of particular clauses therein.

The leases are in general not much loaded with restrictions. They have mostly a clause against what is called beat-burning more, or the greater beat-burning, and suffering beat-burning beg, or the lesser beat-burning, provided they put on the land a certain number of barrels of lime. As to burning more or burning beg, as Mr. Arthur Young says, if burning is good, the more the better.