The Novels of Charles Lever: Luttrell of Arran

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Downey and Company, 1898
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Page 149 - Hey diddle, the cat and the fiddle, The cow, etc." There is also a protest against the use of this ballad: "Brian O'Linn had no watch to put on, So he scooped out a turnip to make himself one; He caught him a cricket and put it within, And called it a ticker — did Brian O'Linn.
Page 110 - When a man shows a fair spirit, I'll always meet him in the same. Give me your hand ; it's a bargain." ' " I hurt my thumb," says he, " but take my tail, 'twill do all the same.
Page 106 - The girl here seated herself on a knoll directly in front of them, and, with a demure air, and some of that assumed importance she had possibly seen adopted by story-tellers, she began, in a tone and with a fluency that showed she was repeating an oft-told tale: " There was one of the Luttrells once that was very rich, and a great man every way, but he spent all his money trying to be greater than the King, for whatever the King did Luttrell would do twice as grand, and for one great feast the King...

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