Irish Wit and Humor Anecdote Biography of Swift, Curran, O'Leary and O'Connell
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Irish Wit and Humor Anecdote Biography of Swift, Curran, O'Leary and O'Connell

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  • IRISH WIT AND HUMOR,
  • ANECDOTE BIOGRAPHY
    • OF
    • SWIFT, CURRAN, O'LEARY AND O'CONNELL.
  • CONTENTS.
  • DEAN SWIFT.
    • HIS BIRTH.
      • SINGULAR EVENT.
      • A CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE.
      • GRACE AFTER DINNER.
      • THE THREE CROSSES.
      • TO THE LANDLORD.
      • CHIEF JUSTICE WHITSHED.
      • CHIEF JUSTICE WHITSHED'S MOTTO ON HIS COACH.
      • ON THE SAME UPRIGHT CHIEF JUSTICE WHITSHED.
      • TO QUILCA.
      • MR. PULTENEY.
      • RESOLUTIONS WHEN I COME TO BE OLD.
      • MISS BENNET.
      • THE FEAST OF O'ROURKE.
      • SWIFT'S BEHAVIOR AT TABLE.
      • COUNTESS OF BURLINGTON.
      • SWIFT'S POLITICAL PRINCIPLES.
      • SWIFT'S CHARITY.
      • PUBLIC ABSURDITIES IN IRELAND.
      • SWIFT'S PECULIARITY OF HUMOR.
      • DR. BOLTON.
      • THE SCRIBLERUS CLUB.
      • THE UPSTART.
      • MEDITATION UPON A BROOMSTICK.
      • COSSING A DOG.
      • TRADE OF IRELAND.
      • A BEGGAR'S WEDDING.
      • THE PIES.
      • SHORT CHARITY SERMON.
      • A COURTIER'S RETORT.
      • LYING.
      • DR. SACHEVERELL.
      • TAXING THE AIR.
      • WISDOM.
      • EPITAPH ON JUDGE BOAT.
      • ON STEPHEN DUCK, THE THRESHER AND FAVORITE POET.
      • DIALOGUE BETWEEN SWIFT AND HIS LANDLORD.
      • ROGER COX.
      • ROGER AND THE POULTRY.
      • KELLY THE BLACKSMITH.
      • BIRTH-DAY PRESENTS.
      • TO DR. SWIFT, WITH A PAPER BOOK, BY JOHN, EARL OF ORRERY
      • VERSES LEFT WITH A SILVER STANDISH ON THE DEAN'S DESK, BY DR. DELANY.
      • VERSES BY SWIFT, ON THE OCCASION.
      • THE DEAN'S CONTRIBUTORY DINNER.
      • SWIFT AND BETTESWORTH.
      • SWIFT AMONG THE LAWYERS.
      • PREACHING PATRIOTISM.
      • SWIFT AND HIS BUTLER
      • HIS SATURNALIA.
      • THE DEAN AND FAULKNER.
      • SWIFT, ARBUTHNOT, AND PARNELL.
      • DEAN SWIFT AND THE PREACHER WHO STOLE HIS SERMON.
      • SWIFT'S QUEER TESTIMONIAL TO HIS SERVANT.
      • SWIFT AT THOMASTOWN.
      • SWIFT'S LAST LINES.
    • SINGULAR EVENT.
    • A CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE.
    • GRACE AFTER DINNER.
    • THE THREE CROSSES.
    • TO THE LANDLORD.
    • CHIEF JUSTICE WHITSHED.
    • CHIEF JUSTICE WHITSHED'S MOTTO ON HIS COACH.
    • ON THE SAME UPRIGHT CHIEF JUSTICE WHITSHED.
    • TO QUILCA.
    • MR. PULTENEY.
    • RESOLUTIONS WHEN I COME TO BE OLD.
    • MISS BENNET.
    • THE FEAST OF O'ROURKE.
    • SWIFT'S BEHAVIOR AT TABLE.
    • COUNTESS OF BURLINGTON.
    • SWIFT'S POLITICAL PRINCIPLES.
    • SWIFT'S CHARITY.
    • PUBLIC ABSURDITIES IN IRELAND.
    • SWIFT'S PECULIARITY OF HUMOR.
    • DR. BOLTON.
    • THE SCRIBLERUS CLUB.
    • THE UPSTART.
    • MEDITATION UPON A BROOMSTICK.
    • COSSING A DOG.
    • TRADE OF IRELAND.
    • A BEGGAR'S WEDDING.
    • THE PIES.
    • SHORT CHARITY SERMON.
    • A COURTIER'S RETORT.
    • LYING.
    • DR. SACHEVERELL.
    • TAXING THE AIR.
    • WISDOM.
    • EPITAPH ON JUDGE BOAT.
    • ON STEPHEN DUCK, THE THRESHER AND FAVORITE POET.
    • DIALOGUE BETWEEN SWIFT AND HIS LANDLORD.
    • ROGER COX.
    • ROGER AND THE POULTRY.
    • KELLY THE BLACKSMITH.
    • BIRTH-DAY PRESENTS.
    • TO DR. SWIFT, WITH A PAPER BOOK, BY JOHN, EARL OF ORRERY
    • VERSES LEFT WITH A SILVER STANDISH ON THE DEAN'S DESK, BY DR. DELANY.
    • VERSES BY SWIFT, ON THE OCCASION.
    • THE DEAN'S CONTRIBUTORY DINNER.
    • SWIFT AND BETTESWORTH.
    • SWIFT AMONG THE LAWYERS.
    • PREACHING PATRIOTISM.
    • SWIFT AND HIS BUTLER
    • HIS SATURNALIA.
    • THE DEAN AND FAULKNER.
    • SWIFT, ARBUTHNOT, AND PARNELL.
    • DEAN SWIFT AND THE PREACHER WHO STOLE HIS SERMON.
    • SWIFT'S QUEER TESTIMONIAL TO HIS SERVANT.
    • SWIFT AT THOMASTOWN.
    • SWIFT'S LAST LINES.
  • JOHN PHILPOT CURRAN.
    • HIS BIRTH.
      • CURRAN AS PUNCH'S MAN.
      • CURRAN AT A DEBATING SOCIETY.
      • CURRAN AND THE BANKER.
      • HIS DUEL WITH ST. LEGER.
      • THE MONKS OF THE SCREW.
      • LORD AVONMORE.
      • HIS FIRST CLIENT.
      • CURRAN AND THE INFORMER.
      • LORD CLARE.
      • CURRAN'S ELOQUENCE.
      • SCENE BETWEEN FITZGIBBON AND CURRAN IN THE IRISH PARLIAMENT.
      • HIS DEFENCE OF ARCHIBALD HAMILTON ROWAN.
      • ENCOUNTER WITH A FISHWOMAN.
      • CURRAN AND LORD ERSKINE.
      • HIS DUEL WITH BULLY EGAN.
      • MASSY VERSUS HEADFORT.
      • THE SERENADING LOVER.
      • EMPLOYMENT OF INFORMERS.
      • CURRAN AND THE FARMER.
      • CURRAN AND THE JUDGE.
      • CURRAN'S QUARREL WITH FITZGIBBON.
      • HIGH AUTHORITY.
      • USE OF RED TAPE.
      • CURRAN AND THE MASTIFF.
    • CURRAN AS PUNCH'S MAN.
    • CURRAN AT A DEBATING SOCIETY.
    • CURRAN AND THE BANKER.
    • HIS DUEL WITH ST. LEGER.
    • THE MONKS OF THE SCREW.
    • LORD AVONMORE.
    • HIS FIRST CLIENT.
    • CURRAN AND THE INFORMER.
    • LORD CLARE.
    • CURRAN'S ELOQUENCE.
    • SCENE BETWEEN FITZGIBBON AND CURRAN IN THE IRISH PARLIAMENT.
    • HIS DEFENCE OF ARCHIBALD HAMILTON ROWAN.
    • ENCOUNTER WITH A FISHWOMAN.
    • CURRAN AND LORD ERSKINE.
    • HIS DUEL WITH BULLY EGAN.
    • MASSY VERSUS HEADFORT.
    • THE SERENADING LOVER.
    • EMPLOYMENT OF INFORMERS.
    • CURRAN AND THE FARMER.
    • CURRAN AND THE JUDGE.
    • CURRAN'S QUARREL WITH FITZGIBBON.
    • HIGH AUTHORITY.
    • USE OF RED TAPE.
    • CURRAN AND THE MASTIFF.
  • ARTHUR O'LEARY.
    • HIS CONTROVERSY WITH AN INFIDEL.
      • HIS INTERVIEW WITH DR. MANN.
      • CONTROVERSY WITH JOHN WESLEY.
      • MEETING OF O'LEARY AND WESLEY.
      • DR. O'LEARY AND FATHER CALLANAN.
      • O'LEARY AND THE QUAKERS.
      • HIS RECEPTION AT THE ROTUNDO BY THE VOLUNTEERS.
      • O'LEARY AND JOHN O'KEEFE.
      • O'LEARY AND THE IRISH PARLIAMENT.
      • HIS INTERVIEW WITH DANIEL DANSER.
      • A FOP.
      • HIS PERSON AND MODE OF ARGUMENT.
      • O'LEARY AND "CAPTAIN ROCK."
      • LOTS DRAWN TO HAVE HIM AT DINNER.
      • O'LEARY AND THE RECTOR.
      • LADY MORGAN.
      • A BATCH OF INTERESTING ANECDOTES.
      • A DOG'S RELIGION.
      • HOWARD, THE PHILANTHROPIST, AND MR. HENRY SHEARS.
      • HIS HABITS OF STUDY—HIS INFLUENCE.
      • EDMOND BURKE.
      • HIS CHARITY.
      • O'LEARY VERSUS CURRAN.
      • HIS TRIUMPH OVER DR. JOHNSON.
      • A NOLLE PROSEQUI.
      • THE PRINCE OF WALES.
      • THE CLOSING SCENES OF HIS LIFE.
    • HIS INTERVIEW WITH DR. MANN.
    • CONTROVERSY WITH JOHN WESLEY.
    • MEETING OF O'LEARY AND WESLEY.
    • DR. O'LEARY AND FATHER CALLANAN.
    • O'LEARY AND THE QUAKERS.
    • HIS RECEPTION AT THE ROTUNDO BY THE VOLUNTEERS.
    • O'LEARY AND JOHN O'KEEFE.
    • O'LEARY AND THE IRISH PARLIAMENT.
    • HIS INTERVIEW WITH DANIEL DANSER.
    • A FOP.
    • HIS PERSON AND MODE OF ARGUMENT.
    • O'LEARY AND "CAPTAIN ROCK."
    • LOTS DRAWN TO HAVE HIM AT DINNER.
    • O'LEARY AND THE RECTOR.
    • LADY MORGAN.
    • A BATCH OF INTERESTING ANECDOTES.
    • A DOG'S RELIGION.
    • HOWARD, THE PHILANTHROPIST, AND MR. HENRY SHEARS.
    • HIS HABITS OF STUDY—HIS INFLUENCE.
    • EDMOND BURKE.
    • HIS CHARITY.
    • O'LEARY VERSUS CURRAN.
    • HIS TRIUMPH OVER DR. JOHNSON.
    • A NOLLE PROSEQUI.
    • THE PRINCE OF WALES.
    • THE CLOSING SCENES OF HIS LIFE.
  • DANIEL O'CONNELL.
    • DARBY MORAN.
      • A DEAD MAN WITH LIFE IN HIM.
      • A YOUNG JUDGE DONE.
      • O'CONNELL AND A SNARLING ATTORNEY.
      • HIS ENCOUNTER WITH BIDDY MORIARTY.
      • O'CONNELL AND A BILKING CLIENT.
      • SOW-WEST AND THE WIGS.
      • ELECTION AND RAILWAY DINNERS.
      • SCENE AT KILLINEY.
      • AN INSOLENT JUDGE.
      • A WITNESS CAJOLED.
      • HIS DUEL WITH CAPTAIN D'ESTERRE.
      • O'CONNELL AND SECRETARY GOULBURN.
      • ENTRAPPING A WITNESS.
      • GAINING OVER A JURY.
      • PADDY AND THE PARSON.
      • A MARTIAL JUDGE.
      • RETENTIVE MEMORY.
      • A POLITICAL HURRAH AT A FUNERAL.
      • REFUSAL OF OFFICE.
      • A MISTAKEN FRENCHMAN.
      • EPISTOLARY BORES.
      • SIR R. PEEL'S OPINION OF O'CONNELL.
    • A DEAD MAN WITH LIFE IN HIM.
    • A YOUNG JUDGE DONE.
    • O'CONNELL AND A SNARLING ATTORNEY.
    • HIS ENCOUNTER WITH BIDDY MORIARTY.
    • O'CONNELL AND A BILKING CLIENT.
    • SOW-WEST AND THE WIGS.
    • ELECTION AND RAILWAY DINNERS.
    • SCENE AT KILLINEY.
    • AN INSOLENT JUDGE.
    • A WITNESS CAJOLED.
    • HIS DUEL WITH CAPTAIN D'ESTERRE.
    • O'CONNELL AND SECRETARY GOULBURN.
    • ENTRAPPING A WITNESS.
    • GAINING OVER A JURY.
    • PADDY AND THE PARSON.
    • A MARTIAL JUDGE.
    • RETENTIVE MEMORY.
    • A POLITICAL HURRAH AT A FUNERAL.
    • REFUSAL OF OFFICE.
    • A MISTAKEN FRENCHMAN.
    • EPISTOLARY BORES.
    • SIR R. PEEL'S OPINION OF O'CONNELL.
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