Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry Volume 2

Paperback | July 10, 2012

byWilliam Carleton

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...with a bed, and every other comfort which they could require. The next morning, when Mat awoke, his first call was for a drink. (But I should have observed, that Mrs. Kavanagh had been sent for by the good woman in whose house Mat had slept, that they might all breakfast and have a drop together, for they had already succeeded in reconciling her to the change.) " Wather!" said Mat--" a drink of wather, if it's to be had, for love or money, or I'll split wid druth--I'm all in a state of conflagration; and my head--by the sowl of Newton, the invintor of fluxions--but my head is a complete illucidation of the centrifugle motion, so it is. Tundher an' turf! is there no wather to be had? Nancy, I say, for God's sake, quicken yourself wid the hydraulics, or the best mathemathi-cian in Ireland's gone to the abode of Euclid and Pythagorass, that first invented the multiplication table." On cooling his burning blood with the " hydraulics," he again lay down, with an intention of composing himself for another sleep; but his eye having a noticed the novelty of his situation, he once more called Nancy. " Nancy, avourneen," he enquired, " will you be afther resolving me one single proposition--Where am I at the present spaking? Is it in the Siminnry at home, Nancy?" Nancy, in the mean time, had been desired to answer in the affirmative, hoping that if his mind was made easy on that point, he might refresh himself by another hour or two's sleep, as he appeared to be not at all free from the effects of his previous intoxication. " Why, Mat, jewel, where else would you be, a lannah, but at home? Sure, isn't here Jack, and Biddy, an' myself, Mat, agra, along wid me. Your head isn't well, but all you want is a good rousin' sleep." "Very well, Nancy; very well,...

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...with a bed, and every other comfort which they could require. The next morning, when Mat awoke, his first call was for ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:July 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217407315

ISBN - 13:9780217407311

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