Category Archive: Humor & Satire

Jan 28

Up and Down

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As one walks through the streets of the city he can- not help marking the pallid faces of the police who execute British mis- deeds upon the mere Irish. So in this presentation there arc two reasons for leaving out the verse passages: one is that the effects that the verse was designed for, effects of brilliancy, can hardly ever be carried into translations, and the other reason is that the verse, repeating what has been said before, interrupts the narrative.

Jan 28

PS, I Love You

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John Dryden wrote an influential essay entitled "A Discourse Concerning the Original and Progress of Satire" [84] that helped fix the definition of satire in the literary world. After the preliminary opening remarks, which with this verbose gentleman were most profuse, he said: " You may remember that on certain subjects I did, in the great town of Leeds, speak upon what I held to be purely national and imperial inter- ests — interests which are committed to my charge, interests actually deposited in our hands — by those words, worthy or unworthy of the task.

Jan 27

Sunshine on Scotland Street (44 Scotland Street Series)

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Hugh McLean continued to live in Milton all his life, where he was looked up to as a most honorable man and 298 THE IRISH IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. benevolent citizen. The railroad here is flanked at both sides with grassy slopes. At the moment, there are no militia guarding the borders; you simply drive along and hey! you've crossed into the other country. What trouble is on you that you cannot see a road when you are passing it?" The birds of prey are hovering round, the vultures wheel and swoop; They come, the coroneted ghouls, with drum beat and with troop; They come to fatten on your flesh, your children and your wives, Ye die but once, hold fast your lands, and if ye can your lives.

Jan 27

Samuel Johnson's Insults: A Compendium of Snubs, Sneers,

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Colonel Kelly's clothing was sent up to him nicely brushed the morn- ing after the escape; the news had spread everywhere, and when it reached the ear of Colonel Kelly's landlady, taken in connection with the state of his clothing, confirmed that good lady in her suspicions as to her lodger. When the old building was demolished a year or so ago, to make way for the Brooklyn Bridge Subway Station, countless skeletons were found in its cellars and gave gruesome testimony to the last efforts of British civilization in .^Wierica.

Jan 27

The Biteback Dictionary of Humorous Business Quotations

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Francis Iorebade his intrusion into the more busy scene oI national politics, his pen was not inactive in enlightening and directing his countrymen in their constitutional pursuits. This was scouted by the military men as absurd; the real strength of the Irish attack depended on the loyalty to Ireland of the soldiers inside, and there was no need for any theatrical arrangement, but boldly march in at the open gate. Hicks never made it big but his influence is everywhere. According to General Van Court- land, this mountain was named by an Irishman, Anthony Hogan, a river captain.

Jan 27

The Jeeves Omnibus - Vol 1: (Jeeves & Wooster): No.1 by

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For decades, the most consistent comedies to reach our shores have been coming from the UK. It is imperative to consider all of these antecedents before focussing on Popetown itself. But when he was vicious, everybody gave him as wide a berth as pos- New Leaders at Home and Abroad 359 sible. Bio 20/3/1913; Bio 27/3/1913:980-1 (ad); Bio 3/4/1913: xxxviii; Evening News, London, 23/3/1913; IL Nov 1917 (ad). It took all the spunk I'd got, but I had to ride Charlie!

Jan 27

The Most Of P.G. Wodehouse

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Fitzgerald was a leader in the revolt of the United Irishmen in 1798, a nationalist, an aristocrat, and a martyr for Ireland. The leader of the chosen people was certainly not an assassin. D'Esterre was advised to persist in the correspondence, and addressed another letter (but directed in a diIIerent hand-writing), to Mr. Gaza is the Warsaw ghetto, the West Bank, Golan Heights and Jerusalem are subdued and occupied by a Jewish Israeli Reich. It is no part of this history to enter into the Irish-American move- ment, but it must be stated that the fight at Ridgeway showed the class of men that crossed the Canadian border.

Jan 27

Bungalow 2

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In O'Rourke's case, her mind seems to have been preoccupied by an outrageous slander. This volume would have been at least twice as large, if I had not made bold to strike out innumerable passages relating to the winds and tides, as well as to the variations and bearings in the several voyages, together with the minute descriptions of the management of the ship in storms, in the style of sailors; likewise the account of longitudes and latitudes; wherein I have reason to apprehend, that Mr.

Jan 26

Crooked Heart: A Novel

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Depiction of an ancient Roman curule seat. There was salt in her conversation, and she was witty in two languages. Smyth — Anecdotes of '48 Poets — D'Arcy Magee — Gavan Duffy — Sliabh Cuillen — " Dear Land " — Judas Barry and the Ballad Singer — The Limerick Resolution — Meeting in Nenagh — Mr. Courage Boys We are Winning: An Illustrated History of the 1916 Rising explores the events that led up to the Rising, the fight itself, and its brutal aftermath and legacy, all by compiling over 500 images, which, in many cases speak for themselves.

Jan 26

The Clockmaker: Or the Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick

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Their horses were not in the same paddock that night. Murray's harness on him, and when he felt the side-car behind him, Charlie thought it was a baby carriage after the big loads he'd been hauling. The army was raised by Oc- tober 16, 1793, when General Wayne began his march. Well the Boers knew they would have to assert their independence by bloodshed, and they were determined to pursue these " murders," as the English paper called them.

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