Further Experiences of an Irish R.M

Paperback | May 20, 2014

byMartin Ross

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Excerpt: ...Mrs. Brickley. Mrs. Brickley, as she mounted to the platform, "LET THE DEVIL CLEAR ME OUT OF THE STHRAND!" in the dark and nun-like severity of her long cloak, the stately blue cloth cloak that is the privilege of the Munster peasant woman, was an example of the rarely blended qualities of picturesqueness and respectability. As she took her seat in the chair, she flung the deep hood back on to her shoulders, and met the gaze of the Court with her grey head erect; she was a witness to be proud of. "Now, Mrs. Brickley," said "Roaring Jack" urbanely, "will you describe this interview between your daughter and Keohane." "It was the last Sunday in Shrove, your Worship, Mr. Flurry Knox, and gentlemen," began Mrs. Brickley nimbly, "meself and me little gerr'l was comin' from mass, and Jer Keohane come up to us and got on in a most unmannerable way. He asked me daughter would she marry him. Me daughter told him she would not, quite friendly like. I'll tell ye no lie, gentlemen, she was teasing him with the umbrella the same time, an' he raised his shtick and dhrew a sthroke on her in the back, an' the little gerr'l took up a small pebble of a stone and fired it at him. She put the umbrella up to his mouth, but she called him no names. But as for him, the names he put on her was to call her 'a nasty long slopeen of a proud thing, and a slopeen of a proud tinker.'" "Very lover-like expressions!" commented Mr. Mooney, doubtless stimulated by lady-like titters from the barmaids; "and had this romantic gentleman made any previous proposals for your daughter?" "Himself had two friends over from across the water one night to make the match, a Sathurday it was, and they should land the lee side o' the island, for the wind was a fright," replied Mrs. Brickley, launching her tale with the power of easy narration that is bestowed with such amazing liberality on her class; "the three o' them had dhrink taken, an' I went to shlap out the door agin them. Me husband said...

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Excerpt: ...Mrs. Brickley. Mrs. Brickley, as she mounted to the platform, "LET THE DEVIL CLEAR ME OUT OF THE STHRAND!" in the dark and nun-like severity of her long cloak, the stately blue cloth cloak that is the privilege of the Munster peasant woman, was an example of the rarely blended qualities of picturesqueness and respectability...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217480276

ISBN - 13:9780217480277

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