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There is a Tavern in the Town

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The soul of Irish wit is captured in this unique tale of a barstool philosopher, the concluding story from 'Here Are Ladies' by James Stephens. (Introduction by iremonger)

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HERE ARE LADIES

BY

JAMES STEPHENS

AUTHOR OF 'THE CROCK OF GOLD'

NEW YORK

THE MACMILLAN COMPANY

1914

COPYRIGHT, 1913

THE MACMILLAN COMPANY

Set up and electrotyped. Published October, 1913

Reprinted March, 1914.

CONTENTS

WOMEN THREE HEAVY HUSBANDS A GLASS OF BEER ONE AND ONE THREE WOMEN WHO WEPT THE TRIANGLE THE DAISIES THREE ANGRY PEOPLE THE THREEPENNY PIECE BRIGID THREE YOUNG WIVES THE HORSES MISTRESS QUIET EYES THREE LOVERS WHO LOST THE BLIND MAN SWEET APPLE THREE HAPPY PLACES THE MOON THERE IS A TAVERN IN THE TOWN

HERE ARE LADIES

WOMEN

Listen! If but women were Half as kind as they are fair There would be an end to all Miseries that do appal.

Cloud and wind would fly together In a dance of sunny weather, And the happy trees would throw Gifts to travellers below.

Then the lion, meek and mild, With the lamb would, side by side, Couch him friendly, and would be Innocent of enmity... Continue reading book >>


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