Stories of Ireland by Maria EdgeworthStories of Ireland by Maria Edgeworth

Stories of Ireland

byMaria Edgeworth

Paperback | February 2, 2012

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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. 1886. Excerpt: ... of his affairs to his son. "No father is called upon to do that,' said he to himself. "None but a fool would do it." Lord Oolambre,perceiving his father's embarrassment, withdrew his eyes, respectfully refrained from all further inquiries, and simply repeated the assurance he had made to his mother, that he would put his family to no additional expense, and that, if it was necessary, he would willingly give up half his allowance. "Not at all--not at all, my dear boy," said his father. "I would rather cramp myself than that you. should be cramped, a thousand times over. But it is all my Lady Clonbrony 3 nonsense. If people would but, as they ought to do, stay in their own country, live on their own estates, and kill their own mutton, money need never be wanting." For killing their own mutton Lord Colambre did not see the indispensable necessity; but he rejoiced to hear his father assert that people should reside in their own country. "Ay,"cried Lord Clonbrony, to strengthen his assertion, as he always thought it necessary to do, by quoting some other person's opinion, " so Sir Terence O'Fay always says, and that's the reason your mother can't endure poor Terry. You don't know Terry? No, you have only seen him; but, indeed, to see him is to know him; for he is the most offhand good fellow in Europe.1' "I don't pretend to know him yet," said Lord Colambre; "I am not so presumptuous as to form my opinion at first sight." "Oh, curse your modesty!" interrupted Lord Clonbrony; "you mean you don't pretend to like him yet; but Terry will make you like him. I defy you not to like him. Til introduce you to him; him to you, I mean. Most warm-hearted, generous dog upon earth--convivial--jovial---with wit and humour enough, in his own way, to split you: split me if he ...
Title:Stories of IrelandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:122 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217995438

ISBN - 13:9780217995436