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Irish Wit and Humor

Irish Wit and Humor by Anonymous
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Excerpted anecdotes from the biographies of Swift, Curran, O'Leary and O'Connell, relating humorous snippets of politics in 18th and 19th century Ireland. For some these may be poignant in addition to being humorous and for others they may be humorous in addition to being poignant. (

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[Illustration: DEAN SWIFT.]

IRISH WIT AND HUMOR,

ANECDOTE BIOGRAPHY

OF

SWIFT, CURRAN, O'LEARY AND O'CONNELL.

NEW YORK:

J. A. McGEE, 9 BARCLAY STREET.

1872.

Entered according to the act of Congress, in the year 1871, by James McGee in the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

Stereotyped at the New York Catholic Protectory, West Chester, N. Y.

CONTENTS.

DEAN SWIFT.

His Birth Singular Event 9

A Certificate of Marriage 10

Grace after Dinner 11

The Three Crosses 13

Chief Justice Whitshed 12

To Quilca 16

Mr. Pulteney 16

Resolutions when I come to be Old 17

Miss Bennet 19

The Feast of O'Rourke 20

Swift's Behavior at Table 24

Countess of Burlington 25

Swift's Political Principles 27

Swift's Charity 29

Public Absurdity in Ireland 30

Swift's Peculiarity of Humor 30

Dr. Bolton 32

The Scriblerus Club 33

The Upstart 36

Meditation upon a broomstick 37

Cossing a Dog 39

Trade of Ireland 40

A Beggar's Wedding 41

The Pies Short Charity Sermon 43

A Courtier's Retort Lying 44

Dr. Sacheverell 45

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