A large proportion of the total acreage (288) of the Gardens is monopolized by the arboretum.
From 1880 onwards Ireland almost monopolized the field of domestic politics.
Its immediate consequence was to throw open every state appointment to the middle classes; and the middle classes of that period, with very few exceptions, monopolized the intellect and the energy of the nation.
Abroad its navigators monopolized the commerce of the world, and explored unknown seas; at home the Dutch school of painting reached its acme in Rembrandt (1607-1669); and the philological reputation of the country was sustained by Grotius, Vossius and the elder Heinsius.
A great quantity of tobacco is also grown; it is wholly monopolized by the crown.