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Ending Up (NYRB Classics)

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By marriage the blood went into Patrick, Hoar, Dodge, Clark, Cutter, and Nichols. Two important collections of Gaelic poetry and Gaelic music contributed to this rising nationalism: Charlotte Brooke’s anthology in English translation, Reliques of Irish Poetry (1789), and Edward Bunting’s A General Collection of the Ancient Irish Music (1796). New York: Samuel French, n.d., ca.1868, and Chicago: Dramatic Pub. Do Irishmen remember that there are to-day numbers of their coun- trymen — or has their sympathy all gone to the Leaguers — suffering the same mental and physical tortures which done to death Color Sergeant McCarthy?

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Ralph's Party: A Novel

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Gabriel sees himself as a shadow of a person, flickering in a world in which the living and the dead meet. Well might the Irish people repeat the lines of Virgil: "I fear the Greeks even when they bring gifts." These military police were supplied with sixty rounds of ammunition to each man. The actions of the British agents in Irish political affairs have been one series of stupid blunders. That this be made effective, let every member be pledged or oath bound to remain at home and not go to the foreigner's assembly.

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The More You Ignore Me: A Novel

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Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 - 19 October 1745) was an Irish[1] satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St. Nothing, in our mind, proves the sufficiency of the arrangement for preventing the escape of prisoners under ordinary cir- cumstances more than the history of this adventure. " Of course it would be possible to keep the prisoners who are on public works under a more strict surveillance than that to which they are accustomed, but it does not follow that such surveillance would tend to prevent what is really to be guarded against — namely, attempts to escape — or that it would be generally desirable. " In judging of a prison system, we must look at it as a whole, and at its usefulness for other purposes than the prevention of men being run off with by an expeditionary force of Fenians.

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The Horned Man: A Novel

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The Failings of the News Media and The Rise of Political Satire There was once a time in America where the institution of the news media reached its peak in excellence and trustworthiness. GRISAILLE: Kathleen Scott tells us that, in the elaborate medieval artwork found in illuminated manuscripts, grisaille refers to "decorative work or illustrative scenes rendered mainly in shades of grey or muted brown; in English 15th-century illustration, often in combination with colours or gold, i.e., figures in a monochrome tone against a coloured background; not common in 15th-century English book illustration" (Scott 372).

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Vile Bodies

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He talks about all of the positives, such as having celebratory and ironic dishes to be served at Christenings, but one of my favorite passages is the one in which he lists all of the sensible political and social strategies that should be ignored for the sake of his great idea. On Whit Monday, May 14, 1883, Ireland was in mourning. Citizens, all rushing towards the commission of a crime, which perhaps they detested in their hearts.. ..

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Cold Comfort Farm (Penguin Classics)

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Whatever may be its consequences to Her Majesty's present advisers, may it return to Westminister a Parliament not unworthy of the power of England and resolved to maintain it! " I have the honor to be, My Lord Duke, your faithful servant, " Beaconsfield." The night was fortunately dark and he hastened back, making the least possible noise. They were informed that this gentleman was a most loyal man, the very opposite to the person they had pictured.

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A Walk in the Park

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Thirteen months later an unemployed and disturbed man, Michael Fagan, managed to get into Buckingham Palace and, after wandering in the corridors, entered the queen's bedroom. Through the arrest of one of the Invincibles in Dublin by the enemy's chief, Forster — who caused the haphazard arrests under the vague charge of a suspect — K was sent to Dublin. This brave young man carried himself with dignity in the enemy's dock and to- day for his patriotic service to his country he toils in the dungeons of her merciless invader.

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Moving Pictures (Discworld Book 10)

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Fresh strains of music burst forth. 'Tis a march, and two or three military bands playing the " Turkish Patrol " go by. Rossa, reading from the National paper, accused Keogh to his face with the deliberate and cold- blooded effort to convict the brothers McCormick of the crime of mur- der; of his partisan attitude during the trial, although sitting on the bench; of his bitter and malicious action in suppressing every iota of evidence in their favor, and finally his deliberate charge to a packed jury to find a verdict of guilty — his demoniac joy and fierce attack, when with a scowl of hatred he put on the black cap and sentenced these young men to die on the scaffold.

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The Little Lady Agency

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Glad- stone had inflicted on her, and not because of this so-called remedial legislation. Though Washington went into winter quarters at Morristown he lost none of his zeal or activity. They have the same union with the Briton as the other members of the European family, Frenchmen, Germans, Spaniards, yes, and even less— for they remember. It was all the great victory of the Irish 35. Henry Latimer, afterward United States Sena- tor from Delaware, was a surgeon in the American army, and his brother-in-law.

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Terrible Old Games You've Probably Never Heard Of

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In their estimation, we verily believe, all the business in all the world would not make amends for the loss of one sentence of the Declaration of Independence. This check gave time for the construc- tion of defenses at Chalmette, which on January 8 enabled the Americans to defeat a force double their own and win a decisive victory. I was afeared of my life when I got home that evening, but all my father said was, "Is Charlie jumping well?" George wavered and went down before that furious charge.

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