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The House by the Church-Yard   By: (1814-1873)

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Author of 'Uncle Silas' and 'Torlogh O'brien'

Dublin: James Duffy and Co., Ltd. New York: The MacMillan Company. 1904. Printed by Edmund Burke & Co., 61 & 62 Great Strand Street, Dublin.


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A Prologue being a dish of village chat 1

I. The rector's night walk to his church 9

II. The nameless coffin 12

III. Mr. Mervyn in his inn 15

IV. The Fair green of Palmerstown 18

V. How the Royal Artillery entertained some of the neighbours at dinner 25

VI. In which the minstrelsy proceeds 32

VII. Showing how two gentlemen may misunderstand one another, without enabling the company to understand their quarrel 35

VIII. Relating how Doctor Toole and Captain Devereux went on a moonlight errand 40

IX. How a squire was found for the knight of the rueful countenance 44

X. The dead secret, showing how the fireworker proved to Puddock that Nutter had spied out the nakedness of the land 48

XI. Some talk about the haunted house being, as I suppose, only old woman's tales 53

XII. Some odd facts about the Tiled House being an authentic narrative of the ghost of a hand 57

XIII. In which the rector visits the Tiled House, and Doctor Toole looks after the Brass Castle 63

XIV. Relating how Puddock purged O'Flaherty's head a chapter which, it is hoped, no genteel person will read 66

XV. Æsculapius to the rescue 69

XVI. The ordeal by battle 73

XVII. Lieutenant Puddock receives an invitation and a rap over the knuckles 81

XVIII. Relating how the gentlemen sat over their claret, and how Doctor Sturk saw a face 86

XIX. In which the gentlemen follow the ladies 91

XX. In which Mr. Dangerfield visits the church of Chapelizod, and Zekiel Irons goes a fishing 94

XXI. Relating among other things how Doctor Toole walked up to the Tiled House, and of his pleasant discourse with Mr. Mervyn 100

XXII. Telling how Mr. Mervyn fared at Belmont, and of a pleasant little dejeuner by the margin of the Liffey 104

XXIII. Which concerns the grand dinner at the King's House, and who were there, and something of their talk, reveries, disputes, and general jollity 108

XXIV. In which two young persons understand one another better, perhaps, than ever they did before, without saying so 113

XXV. In which the sun sets, and the merry making is kept up by candle light in the King's House, and Lily receives a warning which she does not comprehend 116

XXVI. Relating how the band of the Royal Irish Artillery played, and, while the music was going on, how variously different people were moved 122

XXVII. Concerning the troubles and the shapes that began to gather about Doctor Sturk 125

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