Rory O'More: A National Romance

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F. M. Lupton, 1860 - 390 páginas

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Página 119 - ... he found the coal vault extensive, for it was some time before he was stopped by a wall. As soon as he went as far as he could go, he crouched down, keeping his face however turned towards the point whence he entered, and he soon heard the descending footsteps of the person he was taught to believe was the colonel. The footsteps seemed to ramble over a great space of flagged apartments, and various doors squeaked on their hinges as they were opened and shut in succession by the invisible perambulant....
Página 350 - And the prisoner after? Witness: Yis. Counsel: Then he followed him? Witness: Yis. . Counsel: You observe, gentlemen of the jury, Mr. Scrubbs went first, and the prisoner followed him. Witness: Why, you wouldn't have him go before the gintleman ! Counsel: Silence, sir! Remember that, gentlemen — he followed Mr. Scrubbs. There was a good deal more of examination which it would be uninteresting to record; and after the landlord of the " Black Bull " had been bullied and tormented as much as the counsel...
Página 19 - No,' says I, ' it's a stick ; ' for I was determined to have no cane, but to stick to the stick. ' Here's a nate one,' says he. ' I don't want a nate one,' says I, ' but a responsible one,
Página 19 - You see how good and light it is,' says he. Think o' that, sir ! — to call a stick good and light — as if there could be any good in life in a stick that wasn't heavy, and could sthreck a good blow ! ' Is it jokin' you are ? ' says I. ' Don't you feel it yourself ? ' says he. ' Throth, I can hardly feel it at all,' says I. ' Sure that's the beauty of it,
Página 350 - Counsel. You say that the prisoner at the bar and the late Mr. Scrubbs ." The counsel for the defence here interposed, and said he objected to the term, the late Mr. Scrubbs, as it was assuming the fact he was dead, which was not proven. The examination then proceeded. Counsel. The prisoner at the bar and the late — I beg pardon — Mister Scrubbs were the last to leave the " Black Bull " on that day ? — Witness. Yis, sir. Counsel. How did they go ? — Witness. They wint out o
Página 16 - I want to know the size of,' says he. So I persaived he was jeerin' me, and says I, ' Why, thin, you disrespectful vagabone o' the world, you Dublin jackeen ! do you mane to insinivate that Father Kinshela ever wint barefutted in his life, that I could know the size of his fut,' says I ! and with that T threw the boots in his face.
Página 22 - Bad luck to you, you disrespectful baste ! would nothin' sarve you but the priest's dinner ?' and she made a crack o' the gridiron at him. ' As you have the mate, you shall have the gridiron too,' says she ; and with that she gave him such a rap on the head with it, that the bars flew out of it, and his head went through it, and away he pulled it out of her hands, and ran off with the gridiron hangin...
Página 354 - Faith, I think a few glasses only helps to brighten a man! — and, betune ourselves, Counsellor , I think you 'd be a grate dale the better of a glass yourself this minit. The laugh which this rejoinder produced finished " the counsellor," and he sat down without roaring, as usual, at the witness, " Go down, sir." But Larry kept his seat until the laugh was over ; and not receiving the ordinary mandate to retire, he looked at the discomfited barrister with the most provoking affectation of humility,...
Página 17 - Arrah ! bekase they never throuble people in the counthry at all with takin' their measure ; but you jist go to a fair, and bring your fut along with you, and somebody else dhrives a cartful o' brogues into the place, and there you sarve yourself; and so the man gets his money, and you get your shoes, and every one's plazed. " But what I mane is — where did I lave off tellin' you about the present for the priest ? — wasn't it at the bootmaker's shop ? — yes, that was it. Well, sir, on laving...
Página 352 - By the varth o' my oath." Counsel (slapping the table fiercely with his hand) : " Now, sir, how do you know he came for that purpose ? Answer me that, sir." Witness: "Faith, thin, I'll tell you. When he came into the place that morning, it was the first thing he ax'd for; and by the same token, the way I remember it is, that when he ax'd for the crow-bar he lint me, some one stan'in...

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