Category Archive: Humor & Satire

Feb 02

Love and Friendship: A Novel

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If Heaven would but send you a man who would be as great in concentrating your physical blows upon your enemy as O'Connell was great in oratory and argument you would stand before the world second to no other race in the family of nations. The victory at Kings Mountain was the most complete of the entire war. Classifications of Satire [edit] Horatian vs Juvenalian [edit] Satirical literature can commonly be categorized as either Horatian or Juvenalian. named for the Roman satirist.

Feb 02

Swapping Lives

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By degrees it is most prob- able that the majority of these small proprietors would become paupers, and their lots by process of either sale or mortgage pass from their possession into the hands of the district money-lender or of some wealthy or more prudent proprietor, and then by the natural course of events in no very long space of time the large proprietors would reappear possibly with more objectionable affinities than those who exist now.

Feb 01

'Naw First Minister!': Irascible Big Nellie Nellis becomes

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She could only get raw boys to volun- teer, tempted by the increased bounties. The Home Rulers or Federalists had no land question in their platform, and they were right. With apparent superhuman exertion he got on the wall and down into the adjoining Nursery grounds; crossing these he came to a privit hedge with a ditch outside. The revolting troops marched towards Philadelphia, the seat of their own Government, with a view only of having their wrongs rectified.

Feb 01

Put Out More Flags

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Thomas Howell Jones, The Reign of Humbug (1825). He recalls how they would run through the back lanes of the houses and hide in the shadows when they reached the street again, hoping to avoid people in the neighborhood, particularly the boy’s uncle or the sister of his friend Mangan. And he dared to call on others to imitate his example. Need to give Knox’s Body in the Silo another whirl (put down years ago and never picked up again, but I preferred to other Knoxes).

Feb 01

Coconut Unlimited

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Curran Defends the Rebels It was by his defense of the United Irishmen, however, that Curran's fame was established. They leave the home of Granny and her granddaughter Kathleen Sullivan where Johnny has lived for six months since escaping from jail while serving seventeen years for political offences. Parnell returned thanks for the honor conferred on him in being permitted to address such an assemblage on the state of affairs in his unhappy country.

Feb 01

In His Own Write

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McCarthy were still on the scene, another American ship put in for wood and water. Mazzini were one and the same person; but refused to believe Mr. He must do one of two things, either emigrate or go into the workhouse when his money is exhausted. If great principles could be inserted at the committee stage, then any coercion measure could be accepted on the second reading, on the plea that the Irish would so change it in committee that it would emerge a measure creating Ireland an independent nation.

Feb 01

Molesworth (Penguin Modern Classics)

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Of course it was enough for these men to be enemies of British rule in Ireland to satisfy the English public that they must be hideous-looking individuals. The patriot troops were immediately at their alarm posts. Captain O'Brien, who spent a few years in the United States army, was a gallant young soldier. Troop Sergeant-Major Lunney actually got into the Boer trenches, but there was shot dead by half a dozen rifles.

Feb 01

Something fresh

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Known as one of the greatest English prose satirists, the Dublin native had quite an interesting career. Oh, that I but had you with me a few days ago! They are always vulgar, and often convincing. Soon after the election of Jefferson, Matthew Lyon, with his family, and many friends and their families, emigrated to Ken- tucky, where, with all his old vigor and ability, he founded the town of Eddyville, on the Cumberland River, and was soon sur- rounded by a most prosperous community.

Jan 31

The Bad Book Affair: A Mobile Library Mystery (The Mobile

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On his arrival in Dublin he saw both the first and second officers of the Invincibles; they met like friends of twenty years' acquaintance. They are (left to right): Wellington, Carnarvon, Newcastle, Sadler, Sugden, Wetherell, Twiss, Goulburn, Dawson, and Peel. Britain whined and abused and painted the horrible " dynamiter" in glaring cartoons. Now the boys in the townland made some noise upon it, And Bob had to fly to the province of Connacht, He flew with his wife and fixings to boot, And along with the others the ould Orange flute.

Jan 31

The Vintage Caper

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That he had determined on fight of some kind the Irish people were satisfied, but of what nature the new war of retaliation should be, or in what manner it would develop itself, they were willing to leave in the hands of the men whose duty it was to meet this emergency, forced on the Irish nation by the enemy. Early in January Washington took up the question of the exchange of prisoners which had been interrupted by the battles of Princeton and Trenton. So long as this war was confined to Ireland they did not care, but when the tragic inci- dents of the struggle became enacted at their own door, even the mighty metropolis of London itself, John Bull became seriously alarmed. 22 THE IRISH NATIONAL INVINCIBLES.

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