Irishmen and Irishwomen by George BrittaineIrishmen and Irishwomen by George Brittaine

Irishmen and Irishwomen

byGeorge Brittaine

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1831. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. " It is the most unaccountable thing I ever heard of," said Mr. Fitzcarrol, after hearing Mr. Oglandby's story, and subjecting the hat and coat to a very severe scrutiny. " I never remember the country so quiet as at this moment, except the usual murmurs about tithes and parish-cess, which are enough to raise a rebellion at any time. You must excuse me, Mr. Milward, speaking my mind so freely; but things are coming to a crisis, and there is no use in mincing matters. I fear we must expect very bad doings, indeed, till there is some change in the mode of paying gentlemen of your cloth." " Upon my honour, Mr. Fitzcarrol," said a red-faced, elderly man, with something of a gentlemanly air, though rather shabbily dressed, " they think it a hardship to pay their dues to gentlemen of any cloth, as I find to my cost." " Could it be possible," continued Mr. Fitzcarrol, addressing himself to Mr. Oglandby, without noticing the last speaker, " that this affair, which certainly has an ugly look, might be nothing more than the awkwardness of a few idle boys, who were shooting owls in the grove? They very often make parties there for that purpose." " Not at-all unlikely," replied the old gentleman, sarcastically. "It is so usual for boys to go out fowling with blunderbusses loaded with slugs. You are an old sportsman, Willy," speaking to him with the red face, " and what is your opinion on this point?" " Ah! What matter about the opinion of a man down in the world like me i" said Willy. " But if I was what I was, the first day I put on my regimentals, I would say that I never heard so outlandish a come-off, since the hour my grandfather sold my lawful property, for an old song, to Mr. Fitzcarrol't father there." " I merely mentioned the thing as a possibi...
Title:Irishmen and IrishwomenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217930352

ISBN - 13:9780217930352