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swain as we left the quay of Ross, and swepthis day, in the ould castle of Ross that's REVIEW OF NEW BOOKS.

rapidly across the water. Is it that perched yonder there; and, moreover and above, 'tis Legends of the Lakes ;,or, Sayings and Doings upon the rock, and peeping out of the trees ? said he was the wisest man of his time, and

at Killarney. Collected chiefly from the that's the boatkeeper's house, sir, and there's could do wonders by the power of the black MSS. of R. Adolphus Lynch, Esq. of the the boathouse just under it, you see, by the art. With all his art, however, he couldn't King's German Legion. By T. Crofton water's side, as handy as can be.' 'Shortly help growing ould; so, not liking to die, he Croker. 2 vols. 12mo. London, 1829. after passing which, the boatmen paused upon thought he'd try if he couldn't make himself J. Ebers and Co.

their oars ; the barge floated calmly in the young again. Up he goes to the top of his “ Taking it for granted (says the author at shadow of a fantastic ro and Spillane sud- castle, and shuts himself in a room, with his page 1, vol. i.), that when people go to see the denly awakened the echo of the castle, whose black book, for as good as seven weeks. No. Lakes of Killarney, they do not intend making ancient walls returned distinctly the wild notes body knew what he was doing all that time, or a very serious business of the excursion;" 1, of his bugle. Scarcely had Spillane concluded, how he lived, till, at the end of the seven he might have added, have given them here when Thady Begly, á mahogany-faced, broad- weeks, he called for hiş wife. Well, sir, up the means of enjoying as pleasant a trip as shouldered boatman, started up with – Will she went to him, and then he tauld her what graphic description, legendary lore, anecdote, I give your honour Paddy Blake's echo?' and he was about how he had a mind to grow delineations of character, lively sketches of without waiting a reply, put his hand to his young again, that there was but one way of manners, and truth and whim most happily mouth, and halloed-How are you, Paddy doing it, and that he wanted her help. Do intermixed, can readily contribute to produce. Blake? Very well, I thank you.'—Echo. you see that tub?' says he; well, you must These volumes are, indeed, quite novel and Well, I thank you.—. We've on board a cut me to pieces, and put me into it, lock the their genus : they are as admirable good gentleman.--Echo. Good gentleman.- door, and in seven weeks time you'll find me guides to all the natural beauties of Killarney. And sure he has plenty of Tommy Walker alive and well, but no bigger than a threeas if they were expressly written to be carried for the boatmen.' _Echo. Tommy Walker for years ould child." "I will," says she. “Oh, in the tourist's hands, to point out the pictur- the boatmen. -" There, now, why, do you but I must have a trial of you first,' says he, esque views, the finest scenery, and the most hear what Paddy Blake says ?' 'said 'Begly, as for if you was to get frightened, it would be remarkable spots; but they are, at the same he resumed his seat. The hint was not to be all over with me.' So with that he takes his time, so entertaining as literary companions, misunderstood_' Oh, certainly, Mister Plun- black book. Now," says he, I'm going to that the reader may sit by his own fire-side ket, by all means give the men a glass of read, and if you cry out at any thing you see, and reap almost as much amusement and in- whisky. While their allowance,' as they I'll be taken away from you for ever:

Well, formation from them as if he were rowing called it, was serving ont, I took Wright's sir, while he was reading, the frightfulest upon the lovely waters of the lake, climbing Guide-book from my pocket, and read the fol- things in the world made their appearance, its grotesque and legend-crowned rocks, chat- lowing account of the sounds which I had just and there was a noise as if the whole castle ting with its humorons natives, broiling its heard : “ The first echo is returned from the was going to pieces. The lady, however, delicious salmon on arbutus skewers, or (bliss castle, the second from the ruined church of stood it out manfully for a long time, till she supreme !) munching its inimitably cooked po- Aghadoe, the third from Mangerton, and af- saw her own child 'lying dead on the table tatoes. Thus, for the closet or for the country, terwards innumerable reverberations are dis- before her; then she was frightened in earnest, for the arm-chair or for the adventure, our tinguished, which appear like the faded bril. and gave a great shriek; upon which the castle popular author is equally calculated to be a liancy of an extremely multiplied reflection, shook like a leaf, and O'Donoghue, leaping out favourite, with his genuine Legends and cha- lost by distance and repetition. That's a of the windy, disappeared in the waves of Loch racteristic Sayings and Doings. But, for our fine-sounding sentence," said I; and read on Lane. His horse, his table, his library, were means of shewing this to the public, we con- till I came to the obstruction of the sound all taken away at the same time, and may be fess that we are rather puzzled. Except the by hills at different distances, situated as it seen at different parts of the lake, turned into stories of " the ould times,” the narrative and were in the peripheries of a series of con- stone. That's the way O'Donoghue was en. the topics are so various, that it is hardly pos-centric circles, is consequently adapted to the chanted; and 'tis said that he now lives in a sible to exhibit specimens of their miscella- creation of numerous reflections.' That is brave palace at the bottom of the lake.' By neous attractions; and we can only say, gene- quite satisfactory,' said I, and I closed the this time our boat was smoothly gliding under rally, that, according to our taste, the book is book. Inspired by the whisky, the men a large insular rock, which rises to a consi. one, which being taken up, it is not very easy stretched stoutly to their oars, and we shot derable height above the surrounding water, to lay down again. It has made us perfectly gaily by the shore of Ross, where sometimes and which Plunket called my attention to, as acquainted with Killarney and with its people; little marshy meadows opened to the view, O'Donoghue's prison.” 80 that if ever we indulge ourselves with a re- surrounded by wood and rock, which fre. Pass we on to the island of Innisfallen, creative visit to that charming scene, we shall quently approached the water's edge, and often where grows a tree called “the eye of the feel as intimate with Mr. Gorham (the keeper overhung it: while, on the other side, we had needle," from a hole caused by its rising with of the hotel where Mr. Croker abode), with a large bog, Reen Cottage, and Cherry Isiand, a double trunk and uniting above, so that perthe piper, the boatmen, the guides, the gen. backed by part of the Demesne,' 'Bellevue sons may thread the opening. This tree, of try around, and the very beggars, as if we had Hill, and Prospect Hall. " There's O'Do- course, has marvellous properties; and when been domiciliated there for a season. Let us, noghue's pigeon-house, sir,' said Plunket, the visitor asks “ the use of squeezing through however, before we go to quotations, consult pointing to a large mass of insulated rock close it ?”Plunket replies — “ The use, sir

? why, the prefixed map realising the localities, by to the shore of Ross. • And there,' said it will ensure your honour a long life, they three inches of engraving, from Aghadoe church Doolan, pointing to a number of large book. say; and if your honour only was a lady in a to the Devil's Punch-Bowl; and then let us shaped 'stones, which lay scattered along the certain way, there would be no fear of you have a laugh at the wood-cuts, so replete with shore, · and there's O'Donoghue's library.' after threading the needle." Irish drollery; and the snatches of music, so · Indeed, Doolan! he must have had a hard It is, perhaps, worth while to recall to recol. national, that some of the airs say, put on study of it, then. But where's the story lection that there is an ancient and simple the pratties," as plainly as tongue could speak. about O'Donoghue's enchantment?'. • Sure childish play, in which “the eye of the needle" Having done this, we select a bit of the first enough, your honour, I'll tell you the whole is formed by two individuals with their hands excursion to the lower lake, as a fair example story just as it happened. You must know, raised and joined, and the thread is a string of the rest.

then, that O'Donoghue was mighty rich, and of other youngsters holding each other by the " • What house is that ?' said I to the cox- | powerful he was, and kept a brave house in Itails of coat or frock, and running swiftly

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through this human jugum. The game is to wide world he had best wish for. Would he an oar—it is a female she floats—she reaches catch the hindmost; and some formalities lead take riches for his first wish ? then what should the shore of Innisfallen—she is—she is my to an election of sides, and a grand draw at last, he take for the second ? a good wife - or own, my earliest love !--Ah, she stirs not which terminates the whole with a romp and wouldn't it be better not to have any wife at she is dead-no-no, she breathes - she rescramble. Has this any relation to the tradi- all? Well, he thought for a long time, with vives—look up, my love_my own sweet love, tion and superstition of the tree of Innisfallen ? | out being able to make up his mind what to look up. Oh, happiness unspeakable! We We know not; nor are we versed in the history wish for. Night was coming on, and so Do- wander through the island, in the gentle of this sport; but we leave it to the Antiqua- nagha gathering a great bundle of fire-wood moonlight, the trees wave above our heads rian Society, and come to one of Mr. Croker's up, he tied it well with his gad, and heaving with a light murmur—the calm lake glitters to Legends.

it upon his shoulder, away home with him. the broad moon through the leafy screen, and ** There was once (a long time ago) a poor Donagha was fairly spent with the work of the delicious music, dimly heard, floats around. man, whose name was Donagha Dee, and he day, so that it was no wonder he should find She, the first love of my young heart, leans lived in a small cabin, not far from a forest, in the load on his shoulder rather too much for on my arm, and looks in my face with unutthe heart of the county Kerry. Ireland at that him; and, stumbling with weariness, he was terable tenderness. She speaks: but, oh, what time was not so bare as it is now, but was obliged at length to throw it down : sitting means that crash ? Hark! thunder! storm! covered with great forests ; inasmuch that it upon his bundle, poor Donagha was in great whirlwind! he comes, the prince of the lakes, is said a squirrel might have travelled from botheration ; the night was closing in fast, and O'Donoghue -- he snatches her from me-he Dingle de Couch to the city of Cork without he knew what kind of a welcome he'd have bears her away-oh, misery!-See, he has left once touching the ground. Now, you must before him if he either staid out too late, or her on a rock, amid the foam of furious bil. know, that Donagha was a very poor man, returned without a full load of firing. · Would lows—she stretches forth her slender arms to and had a scolding wife ; so that, between his to heaven,' says he in his distress, and forget- me for aid – I come _I come, and now I wife and his poverty, he could scarcely ever ting the power of his wish, would to heaven struggle with the waves. I have gained the get a moment's peace. A man might, per- this brosna could carry me instead of my being rock; I just touch her trembling handmah, haps, put up with a cross word now and then obliged to carry it.' 'Immediately the brosna she is snatched from my grasp—she sinks with from a woman if she was pretty, or had any began to move on with him, and, seated on the O'Donoghue-a thousand demons laugh in my other good about her; bút, unluckily, Do- top of it, poor Donagha cut a mighty odd figure ear with fiendish triumph. Oh, this mockery nagha's wife had nothing at all to recommend surely; for until he reached his own door he is too much to bear—the waters roar_hiss_her ; for, besides being cross, she was as old never stopped roaring out a thousand murders, growl-they close over me-confusion-dark. and as ugly as the black gentleman himself ; so he was so vexed with himself at having thrown ness-ah, here is light and music again-but you may well suppose they had but a dog-and away one of his wishes so foolishly. His wife where is my lost love-yes, I know that strain cattish sort of life. One morning, in the Vauria (Mary) was standing at the door look. - Yoicks--Yoicks_Tallyho!' beautiful month of May, Donagha was quietlying out for him, ready to give him a good

Riley, really you're the boy, Riley.'" smoking his doodeen (pipe) in the chimney- saletting ; but she was fairly struck dumb at “ Yoicks_Yoicks-Tallyho-down, Fan, corner, when his wife, coming in from the seeing Donagha so queerly mounted, and at down, you slut-get along, Pompey! Roused well with a can of water, opened upon him hearing him crying out in such a manner. by such exclamations, I jumped from my bed, all at once, as if there were a thousand beagles When she came a little to herself, she asked and poking my nightcap out of the window, in her throat. • You lazy good-for-nothing Donagha a thousand questions about how he found they proceeded from Gorham, who, stocagh,' said she, have you nothing else to came to be riding upon a brosna ; and poor Do- dressed in a green hunting-frock, was mounted do this blessed morning but to sit poking over nagha, being so questioned, could not help on his famous black horse, which (being not a the ashes with your doodeen stuck in your jaw? telling her the whole story just as it happened. little vain of his skill) he caused to curvet and wouldn't it be fitter for you to be gathering a It was then that she was mad angry in earnest prance, like the horses of Phidias on the frieze brosna (fire-wood), than to be sitting there as with him, to think that he would throw away of the Parthenon. And then he rode from if you were fastened to the sieshtheen (low his luck. Donagha, worn out and perplexed, the door, followed by his dogs, and the shouts seat) with a twelvepenny nail ?'_ All this she was not able to bear it, and at length cried out, of a crowd of waiters, boatmen, and runners, said' and much more, to which Donagha made as loud as he could, “I wish to heaven, I wish exclaiming : “ Well done, Gorham!- 'tis no reply, but quietly took his billhook and gad, to heaven, you old scold, that's the plague of you're the fine horseman, any how." and away with him to the forest. I don't know my life, I wish to heaven that Ireland was There are two excellent stories of Paddy what made him so quiet with her— may be he between us.' No sooner said than done, for Byrne the nut-cracker, and Billy Thompson, wasn't in fighting humour, and may be he he was whipped up by a whirlwind and dropped which we regret we cannot transplant to our thought it best to get out of her way, for they at the north-eastern side of Ireland, where Do- pleasure-ground ; not being able, like Sir J. say a good retrate is better than a bad' fight naghadee now stands. And Vauria, house and Steuart, to move such full-grown productions ; any day. A beautiful fine day it was, sure all, was carried off at the same time to its most and, like him, disliking to lop and disfigure enough'; the sun was dancing through the south-western spot, beyond Dingle, and not far them. We must, therefore, content ourselves trees, and the little birds were singing like so from the great Atlantic ocean. The place, to with a smaller removal. many pipers at a pattern ; so that it was like a this day, is known by the name of Tig na “ Sure, every body has hard tell of the blessed new life to Donagha, who, feeling the cockles Vauria, or Mary's house; and when people Saint Patrick, and 'how he druve the sarpints of his heart rise within him, took up his bill. would speak of places wide asunder, it has and all manner of venomous things out of Irehook and began to work as contented as if he become a sort of proverb to say, as far as land. How he bothered all the varmint' en. had nothing at home to fret him. But he Tig na Vauria from Donaghadee. And that's tirely. But for all that, there was one ould wasn't long at work, when he was amazed at the reason, sir."

sarpint left, who was too cunning to be talked the sound of a voice that seemed to come out To vary these extracts, we beg to copy here out of the country, and made to drown himself. of the middle of the wood; and though it was a spirited account of a dream, in which the Saint Patrick did'nt well know how to manage the sweetest voice he had ever heard, he author, his mind impressed with the visions of this fellow, who was doing great havoc; till, couldn't help being frightened at it too a the day, indulges on retiring to rest.

at long last he bethought himself, and got a little, for there was something in it that wasn't "" Waiter (says he) a chamber candle ; I am strong iron chest made with nine boults upon like the voice of man, woman, or child. “Do- a bachelor, therefore am allowed to dream. it. So one fine morning he takes a walk to nagha! Donagha!' said the voice; but Donagha O'Donoghue mounted on bis milk-white steed, where the sarpint used to keep ; and the car. didn't much like to answer. • Donagha!' said with all his train, are hunting on the waters. pint, who did'nt like the saint in the least, and the voice again : so when Donagha heard it Fuan Mac Cool, again, is turning all the small blame to him for that, began to hiss and again, he thought may be it would be better mountain streams into whisky-punch, for the shew his teeth at him like any thing. Oh,' for him to speak. 'Here I am,' says he; and refreshment of the hunters. Bran, from twenty says Saint Patrick, says he, where's the use then the voice answered back again— ' Do-fathoms deep, bays upon the wooded side of of making such a piece of work about a gennagha, don't be frightened," said the voice, Glenà, or rushes through the Valley of Cliffs. tleman like myself coming to see you. "Tis • for sure I'm only si. Brandon, that's sent to How the lake sparkles ! a thousand boats dance a nice house I have got made for you, agin the tell you, because you're a good Christin and upon its fairy billows, their streamers Mutter winter; for I'm going to civilise the whole minds your duty, you shall have two wishes in the breeze, their white sails glance to the country, man and beast,' says he, and you granted to you; so take care what you wish sun, like the snowy wiug of some beautiful can come and look at it whenever you please, for, Donagba.'' Och, success to you for one bright sea-bird. Ha! that barge is overturned and 'tis myself will be glad to see you. The saint any how,' said Donagha, as he began to the crew are struggling with the waves--I sarpint hearing such smooth words, thought work again, thinking all the time what in the hear their cry-they sink-one is clinging to that though Saibt Patrick bad druve all the

rest of the sarpints into the sea, he meant nomination of poor scholars,' used to travel was time to go home, or bestowed a single harm to himself ; so the sarpint walks fair from parish to parish, and county to county, thought upon the widow Fleming's good ad. and easy up to see him and the house he was in order to increase their stock of knowledge. vice, which was very ungrateful of him, conspeaking about. But when the sarpint saw the These poor scholars were for the most part sidering the civil way she had behaved to him, nine boults upon the chest, he thought he was men of from twenty to five-and-twenty years and that she was even then herself sitting up sould (betrayed), and was for making off with of age ; and as they were also agreeable, social waiting his return. The longest day will have himself as fast as ever he could. "'Tis a nice fellows, who during their peregrinations had an end, and the greatest merriment must at warm house, you see,' says Saint Patrick, “and acquired a fund of anecdote, could tell a good length give way to repose, as Darby found to tis a good friend I am to you.' 'I thank you, story, and never refused to lend a helping hand his sorrow, when the party broke up, and he kindly, Saint Patrick, for yonr civility,' says in any business that was going forward, they had to stagger away as well as he could. He the sarpint ; but I think it's too small it is were received with a caed mille faultha* at was so much in the wind' that he didn't for me'--meaning it for an excuse, and away every farmer's house throughout the country, well know which way he was going; and as he was going. Too small!' says Saint where they were welcome to stay as long as bad luck would have it, he went every way Patrick, stop, if you please,' says he, you're they pleased. It happened one evening in the but the right; for instead of keeping the out in that, my boy, any how I am sure 'twill month of July, that one of these peripatetics, a straight road, by way of making a short cut fit you completely; and, I'll tell you what,' stout, platter-faced mortal, by name Darby he turned off through the fields; and after says he, I'll bet you a gallon of porter,' says O'Reily (the very same it was who invented wandering about for as good as an hour, where he, that if you'll only try and get in, there'll the famous stone soup), made his appearance should he find himself but in the old fort at be plenty of room for you.' The sarpint was at the house of the widow Fleming, who dwelt Claunteens. A bad place it is to get into at as thirsty as could be, with his walk; and not far from the old church of Kilcummin. the dead hour of the night, when the good 'twas great joy to him, the thoughts of doing Now, the widow Fleming, who since her hus- people are going their rounds and making Saint Patrick out of the gallon of porter ; so, band's death had taken the entire management merry, as Darby soon found; for though it swelling himself up as big as he could, in he of a large farm upon herself, was very glad to was easy enough to get into the fort, he got to the chest, all but a little bit of his tail. see Darby O'Reily for a variety of reasons. couldn't get out again for the life of him : it

There, now,' says he, ' I've won the gallon, In the first place it was the hay harvest, and even appeared to him as if the fort had infor you see the house is too small for me, for I Darby would lend a helping hand and keep creased its dimensions to a boundless extent. can't get in my tail.' When what does Saint the men in good humour'at their work with He wandered up and down and round about Patrick do, but he comes behind the great his merry stories ; then he could teach the for a long time, without ever being able to get heavy lid of the chest, and, putting his two children great A B C of an evening; and then out, and was obliged at last to content himself hands to it, down he slaps it, with a bang like she was a lone woman, and Darby was a plea- where he was, so down he sat on a stone. thunder. When the rogue of a sarpint saw sant companion, and an old acquaintance more- * There's small fun sitting on a could stone in the lid coming down, in went his tail, like a over. Whether this last idea was of deeper the moonshine,' muttered Darby; and sure shot, for fear of being whipped off him, and root than the others is not for me to say, but it's a pitiful case to be bewitched by the fairies, Saint Patrick began at once to boult the nine certain it is that Darby received on the present the good people I mean, and stuck fast in iron boults. 'Oh! murder!

.won't you let occasion more than a common welcome from the middle of an ould fort ; but there's no me out, Saint Patrick ?' says the sarpint the widow Fleming. After having partaken help for it, so what can't be cured must be I've lost the bed fairly, and I'll pay you of the good cheer which the widow set before endured. No sooner had he come to this the gallon like a man. Let you out, my him in the greatest profusion, and having re- very wise conclusion, than he heard a most darling,' says Saint Patrick, to be sure 1 newed his acquaintance with the inmates of tremendous hammering under the very stone will

, by all manner of means; but you see the house, even to Darby the dog that was he was sitting on. 0 Darby!' cried he, I haven't time now, so you must wait till to-called after him, and the cat, he proposed to what'll become of you now?" Plucking up morrow.' And so he took the iron chest, with step down to the parish jig-house, just to his courage, he boldly took a peep beneath the the sarpint in it, and pitches it into the lake shuffle the brogue with his old sweethearts, stone, when what should he see but a clu. here, where it is to this hour, for certain; hear the news, and see how the neighbours ricaune sitting under a projecting ledge of and ''tis the sarpint struggling down at the were getting on,-for it was near a twelve- what had been his seat, and hammering as bottom that makes the waves upon it. Many month since he had been in that part of the hard as he could at the heel of an old shoe. is the living man,' continued Picket, besides country. Now, whether it was the mention Although Darby was very much afraid of the myself

, has hard the sarpint crying out, from of sweethearts that disagreed with the widow, fairies, he wasn't a bit in dread of the eluri. within the chest under the water — Is it to- or whatever else might have been the cause, it caune; for they say if you catch a cluricaune morrow, yet?—is it to-morrow, yet ?' which, is certain that she was much against Darby's and keep him fast, he’lí shew you where his to be sure, it never can be: and that's the going to the jig-house ; but seeing that she purse is hid, and make a rich man of you. way Saint Patrick settled the last of the sar. could not with any decency or effect gainsay But it wasn't thinking of purses Darby was, pints, sir.”

his intentions, she was obliged to assent, at for he'd rather be out of the fort than to get As another variety, we insert a “rale” shoe. the same time, however, warning him to be all the purses in the world. So when he saw maker's bill, which dropped from the pocket of back early, and not to keep up the house. the cluricaune, it came into his head that may its writer.

Away he went to the jig-house, where he be he'd lend him a helping hand, for they say “ His Honur Mr. Trant, Esquire,

found himself quite at home, and as welcome the little fellow is fond of a drop himself. Dr, to James Barret, Shoemaker.

as the flowers of May. Fine Fun he had of " Success to you, my boy, you are a good hand

it, for the pipes played merrily up, while he at a shoe, any low,' said Darby, addressing To clicking and sowling Miss Clara To strapping and welting Miss Biddy

footed it bravely with the prettiest girls and himself to the cluricaune. * Ah! Darby, my To binding and closing Miss Mary.

best moneen jiggers in all the barony. Tojolly buck, is that you ?' said the cluricaune,

speak the truth, he wasn't a bad hand at a jig getting up from his work and looking him

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himself, for there were few could equal him in full in the face. The very same, at your

the ' heel and toe' step ; and then he put such honour's sarvice,' answered Darby. "What It will readily be guessed, that while we are life and spirit into his motions, that he made brought you here ?' said the cluricaune; · I'm puzzled to afford adequate examples of the the house ring again with his grinding and the thinking you've got yourself into a bit of a larger merits of this work, we are still more merry snap of his fingers. But your dancing scrape.' • Fakes then, your honour, I'm perplexed with its minor traits

. In good truth is droughty work, at least Darby O'Reily thinking the very same,' said Darby, if your we can do nothing with them, and the little was of that opinion, although there was no honour doesn't lend me a helping hand.'. So jokes and bon mots must be left to themselves. fear of his dying for the want of a drop to he told him how he stopped at the widow When one fellow, lifting the glass of whisky drink, as he had news for the old, and stories Fleming's, how he went down to the jig-house, to his mouth, exclaims, " this is very strong," for the young, till at last it was Darby here, and being a little overtaken in liquor, how he and a wag remarks, “ then take 'tother hand and Darby there, and who but Darby : The wandered through the fields until he found to it;" or when a stealthy spy is described as soul of merriment, and the prince of good fel- himself in the old fort, and wasn't able to

walking on tiptoe, like a butterfly;" —such lows, every one striving who should be the make his way out again. You're in a bad touches of humour are almost always insepa- first to treat him, Darby soon became as com- case, Darby,' said the cluricaune ; for the rable from their context. We must therefore fortable as any gentleman could wish to be. good people will be here directly, and if they again resort to the characteristic Legends. But while Darby was drinking, and dancing, find you before them, Darby, they'll play the

* In the good old times there existed in Ire- and making merry, he never remembered it puck with you.' 'Oh, murder! cried Darby, land a race of mortals, who, under the deno.

"A hundred thousand welcomes."

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