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Castle Rackrent

By Maria Edgeworth
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  • CASTLE RACKRENT
  • With an Introduction by Anne Thackeray Ritchie
  • INTRODUCTION
  • NOTES ON 'CASTLE RACKRENT'
  • AUTHOR'S PREFACE
  • CASTLE RACKRENT
  • MONDAY MORNING
    • [See GLOSSARY 1].
  • CONTINUATION OF THE MEMOIRS OF THE RACKRENT FAMILY
  • HISTORY OF SIR CONOLLY RACKRENT
  • GLOSSARY
  • GLOSSARY 1. MONDAY MORNING—
  • GLOSSARY 2. LET ALONE THE THREE KINGDOMS ITSELF.
  • GLOSSARY 3. WHILLALUH.
    • —Ullaloo, Gol, or lamentation over the dead—
  • GLOSSARY 4. THE TENANTS WERE SENT AWAY WITHOUT THEIR WHISKY.
  • GLOSSARY 5. HE DEMEANED HIMSELF GREATLY—
    • Means, he lowered or disgraced himself much.
  • GLOSSARY 6. DUTY FOWLS, DUTY TURKEYS, AND DUTY GEESE.—
  • GLOSSARY 7. ENGLISH TENANTS.—
  • GLOSSARY 8. CANTING—
  • GLOSSARY 9. DUTY WORK.—
  • GLOSSARY 10. OUT OF FORTY-NINE SUITS WHICH HE HAD, HE NEVER LOST ONE BUT SEVENTEEN.
  • GLOSSARY 11. FAIRY MOUNTS
  • GLOSSARY 12. WEED ASHES.
  • GLOSSARY 13. SEALING MONEY.
  • GLOSSARY 14. SIR MURTAGH GREW MAD
    • —Sir Murtagh grew angry.
  • GLOSSARY 15. THE WHOLE KITCHEN WAS OUT ON THE STAIRS
  • GLOSSARY 16. FINING DOWN THE YEAR'S RENT.
  • GLOSSARY 17. DRIVER.
  • GLOSSARY 18. I THOUGHT TO MAKE HIM A PRIEST.
  • GLOSSARY 19. FLAM.
    • —Short for flambeau.
  • GLOSSARY 20. BARRACK-ROOM.
  • GLOSSARY 21. AN INNOCENT
    • —in Ireland, means a simpleton, an idiot.
  • GLOSSARY 22. THE CURRAGH
    • —is the Newmarket of Ireland.
  • GLOSSARY 23. THE CANT
    • —The auction.
  • GLOSSARY 24. AND SO SHOULD CUT HIM OFF FOR EVER BY LEVYING A FINE,
  • GLOSSARY 25. A RAKING POT OF TEA.
  • GLOSSARY 26. WE GAINED THE DAY BY THIS PIECE OF HONESTY.
  • GLOSSARY 27. CARTON AND HALF-CARTON,
  • GLOSSARY 28. WAKE.
  • GLOSSARY 29. KILT.
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