National Tales, Volume 1

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George Houston
W. B. Gilley, 1825 - Fiction
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Page 4 - IDE, of the said District, hath deposited in this office, the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit : " Inductive Grammar, designed for beginners. By an Instructer." In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States...
Page 95 - Hesperian planet hail, And the lone cuckoo sighs along the vale, His path shall be where streamy mountains swell Their shadowy grandeur o'er the narrow dell, Where mouldering piles and forests intervene, Mingling with darker tints the living green ; No circling hills his ravish'd eye to bound, Heaven, Earth, and Ocean, blazing all around.
Page 259 - The little man then said some queer kind of words, out of which Billy could make no meaning; but he contrived to say them after him for all that ; and in they both went through the key-hole of the door, and through one key-hole after another, until they got into the winecellar, which was well stored with all kinds of wine. " The little man fell to drinking as hard as he could, and Billy, nowise disliking the example, did the same. ' The best of masters are you, surely,' said Billy to him ; ' no matter...
Page 262 - Munster — and there were uncles and aunts, and gossips and cousins enough besides to make a full house of it — and plenty was there to eat and drink on the table for every one of them, if they had been double the number. " Now it happened, just as Mrs Rooney had helped his reverence to the first cut of the pig's head which was placed before her, beautifully bolstered up with white savoys, that the bride gave a sneeze which made every one at table start, but not a soul said,
Page 262 - Riley, with Darby's two brothers and his uncle's son ; and there were both the father and the mother of Bridget Rooney, and proud enough the old couple were that night of their daughter, as good right they had ; and her four sisters, with bran new...
Page 261 - Well, away they went, Billy leading the third horse, and never stopped until they came to a snug farmer's house in the county of Limerick, close under the old castle of Carrigogunniel, that was built, they say, by the great Brian Boru.
Page 258 - but go over to that bit of bog, and bring me two of the strongest rushes you can find.
Page 4 - Congress of the United States, entitled "an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned." And also to an act entitled "an act supplementary to an act entitled an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the...
Page 256 - Success," said the little man ; " and you're heartily welcome, Billy ; but don't think to cheat me as you have done others, — out with your purse and pay me like a gentleman." " Is it I pay you ?" said Billy : " could I not just take you up and put you in my pocket as easily as a blackberry?" " Billy Mac Daniel," said the little man, getting very angry, " you shall be my servant for seven years and a day, and that is the way I will be paid; so make ready to follow me.
Page 257 - ... man the livelong night about the country, up and down, and over hedge and ditch, and through bog and brake without any rest. When morning began to dawn, the little man turned round to him and said, " You may now go home, Billy, but on your peril don't fail to meet me in the Fort-field to-night ; or if you do, it may be the worse for you in the long run. If I find you a good servant, you will find me an indulgent master.

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