True to the core, a romance of '98

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byCatherine Jane Hamilton

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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.1883 Excerpt: ... HE evening after John Sheares' arrival in Dublin, he and his brother might have been seen picking their way through the muddy, dark streets to the Tailors' Hall in Back Lane, where the meetings of the United Irishmen, usually called the Back Lane Parliament, were held. A thick mist was falling, and the few oil-lamps, twenty-six in all for the wide area of Stephen's Green, were only feeble specks in the prevailing darkness. The Green was not railed in then; its only boundary was a wide, open ditch, which served as a convenient receptacle for rubbish, dead dogs and cats, and sometimes a dead infant that was not wanted in this troublesome world. The Green itself was a swamp in winter, and occasionally the shrill cry of a snipe rose from the west corner. At every lane and alley, lurked a formidable gang of corner boys, ready to snatch at watches and purses. Sedan-chairs, containing ladies in full dress on their way to routs and card-parties, jolted along, while link-boys, holding up their red torches, fought and struggled, and shouted as loud as they could bawl. Bucks and 'Cherokees' issued from the gambling-houses; officers in full uniform jostled one another, bets and challenges were exchanged; hapless beaux, who had taken too much claret, staggered against the lamp-posts, and the hoarse voices of the watchmen were heard calling out--' Past six o'clock, and a wet, dirty night!' As the two brothers elbowed their way through the pushing, excited crowd, they passed a slight, elegantly-made young man, whose grey eyes, shaded by long, dark eyelashes, looked inquiringly at them; a rapid smile of recognition passed over the mobile face, and then came a significant squeeze of the middle fingers. 'On your way to the meeting, I suppose?' said a clear, sweet voice, with...

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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.1883 Excerpt: ... HE evening after John Sheares' arrival in Dublin, he and his brother might have been seen picking their way through the muddy, d...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217411959

ISBN - 13:9780217411950

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