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Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen   By: (1867-1936)

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MR. DOOLEY

IN THE HEARTS OF HIS COUNTRYMEN

By

FINLEY PETER DUNNE

[Illustration: Decoration: SCIRE QVOD SCIENDVM]

Boston Small, Maynard & Company

1899

Copyright, 1898, 1899, by the Chicago Journal Copyright, 1899, by Robert Howard Russell Copyright, 1899, by Small, Maynard & Company

Entered at Stationers' Hall

First Edition (10,000 copies) October, 1899 Second Edition (10,000 copies) October, 1899 Third Edition (10,000 copies) October, 1899 Before Publication

Press of George H. Ellis, Boston, U.S.A.

TO SIR GEORGE NEWNES, BART. MESSRS. GEORGE ROUTLEDGE & SONS LIMITED AND OTHER PUBLISHERS WHO, UNINVITED, PRESENTED MR. DOOLEY TO A PART OF THE BRITISH PUBLIC

PREFACE.

The author may excuse the presentation of these sketches to the public on the ground that, if he did not publish some of them, somebody would, and, if he did not publish the others, nobody would. He has taken the liberty to dedicate the book to certain enterprising gentlemen in London who have displayed their devotion to a sentiment now widely prevailing in the Music Halls by republishing an American book without solicitation on the author's part. At the same time he begs to reserve in petto a second dedication to the people of Archey Road, whose secluded gayety he has attempted to discover to the world.

With the sketches that come properly under the title "Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen" are printed a number that do not. It has seemed impossible to a man who is not a Frenchman, and who is, therefore, tremendously excited over the case, to avoid discussion of the Jabberwocky of the Rennes court martial as it is reported in America and England. Mr. Dooley cannot lag behind his fellow Anglo Saxons in this matter. It is sincerely to be hoped that his small contribution to the literature of the subject will at last open the eyes of France to the necessity of conducting her trials, parliamentary sessions, revolutions, and other debates in a language more generally understood in New York and London.

F.P.D.

DUBLIN, August 30, 1899.

CONTENTS. PAGE

EXPANSION 3

A HERO WHO WORKED OVERTIME 8

RUDYARD KIPLING 13

LORD CHARLES BERESFORD 18

HANGING ALDERMEN 23

THE GRIP 30

LEXOW 35

THEIR EXCELLENCIES, THE POLICE 41

SHAUGHNESSY 45

TIMES PAST 50

THE SKIRTS OF CHANCE 56

WHEN THE TRUST IS AT WORK 61

A BRAND FROM THE BURNING 66

A WINTER NIGHT 72

THE BLUE AND THE GRAY 76

THE TRAGEDY OF THE AGITATOR 82

BOYNE WATER AND BAD BLOOD 85

THE FREEDOM PICNIC 92

THE IDLE APPRENTICE 96

THE O'BRIENS FOREVER 101

A CANDIDATE'S PILLORY 107

THE DAY AFTER THE VICTORY 113

A VISIT TO JEKYL ISLAND 119

SLAVIN CONTRA WAGNER 125

GRAND OPERA 130

THE CHURCH FAIR 135

THE WANDERERS 139

MAKING A CABINET 143

OLD AGE 149

THE DIVIDED SKIRT 154

A BIT OF HISTORY 158

THE RULING CLASS 165

THE OPTIMIST 170

PROSPERITY 175

THE GREAT HOT SPELL 180

KEEPING LENT 185

THE QUICK AND THE DEAD 190

THE SOFT SPOT 196

THE IRISHMAN ABROAD 202

THE SERENADE 206

THE HAY FLEET 210

THE PERFORMANCES OF LIEUTENANT HOBSON 216

THE DECLINE OF NATIONAL FEELING 222

"CYRANO DE BERGERAC" 228

THE UNION OF TWO GREAT FORTUNES 234

THE DREYFUS CASE:

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