The Biliad, Or, How To Criticize; A Satire, With The Dirge Of Repeal, And Other Jeux D'esprit

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byTerence Mcmahon Hughes

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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.1846 Excerpt: ... THE DIRGE OF REPEAL Strepunt Hibern(i)a... turgidi! Horat. Carm. ir. 12. "Repeal" 's the Irish word--'tis well; With Britons be the word, "Repel!" "Repeal" 's the shout--ah, well-a-day, When will the shout arise, "Repay?" « Pingui tentus omaso Furius hibernas... conspuit Alpes. Horat. Sat. ii. 5. See Furius sputter o'er his Irish Alps--His paunch well fatted while the savage scalps! I was once smitten with the Repeal mania, and wrote some verses in its favour eight years ago, before the real character of the movement became apparent, and when I was incapable of forming a solid judgment. I was then an enlightened politician of four-and-twenty I--Tu pisces hiberno ei aquore verris! Horat. Sat. ii. 3. You fish up gudgeons from the Irish ocean. How much, pray, may your net take hy each motion? Nec tu cum obstiteris semel, instantique negaris Parere imperio, rupi jam vincula, dicas. Nam et luctata canis nodum arripit: attamen illi Cum fugit, ft collo trahitur pars longa catena;. Pers. Sat. v. 157. A mastiff may growl--A wolf-dog may howl, And his neck from the honds be an instant released; But a bit of the chain There still doth remain, By which, when you please, you may tether the beast! At length for Ireland better days are budding; Britannia, choke Repeal with solid pudding! Revocat. Redeam? non si obsecret. Horat. Sat. ii. 3, 264. "Return the money!" some are shouting,--For G--'s sake, take it out in spouting! Hom. Od. v. 201. The word "potatoes" (potetos) here appears to be pure Greek. How typical this line of Paddy's fate is: "For meat and drink they'd lashings of potatoes." But, ah, the Liberator liberates His rent from Pat, though rotten his potates! Infestus 0(b)rion Turbaret hibernum mare. Horat. Epod. xv. When Irish seas are stormy, have an eye ...

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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.1846 Excerpt: ... THE DIRGE OF REPEAL Strepunt Hibern(i)a... turgidi! Horat. Carm. ir. 12. "Repeal" 's the Irish word--'tis well; With Britons be ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217291279

ISBN - 13:9780217291279

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