The Humour of Ireland, selected by D. J. O’Donoghue (London & Newcastle-on-Trent: Walter Scott Publishing Co. [1894]), 432pp.

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Thomas Ettingsall William Maginn, LLD
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CONTENTS: Introduction [xi].
  • “Exorcising The Demon of Voracity”, From the Irish [I];
  • “The Roman Earl”, from The Irish [7];
  • “The Fellow in the Goat Skin”, Folk Tale [9];
  • “Often”, Who”, Came and Seldom”, Who”, Came from the Irish [22];
  • “The Old Crow and the Young Crow”, from the Irish [23];
  • “Roger and the Grey Mare”, Folk”, Poem [23];
  • “Will O’ the Wisp: Folk”, Tale [25];
  • “Epigrams and Riddles”, from the Irish [32];
  • “Donald and his Neighbours”, Folk”, ale [34];
  • “The Woman of Three Cows”, From the Irish [39];
  • “In Praise of Digressions”, Jonathan Swift [41];
  • “A Rhapsody on Poetry”, Jonathan Swift [45];
  • “Letter from a Liar”, Sir Richard Steele [50];
  • “Epigrams”, John Winstanley [55];
  • “A Fine Lady”, George Farquhar [56];
  • “The Borrower”, George Farquhar [60];
  • “Widow Wadman’s Eye”, Laurence Sterne [67];
  • “Bumpers, Squire Jones”, Arthur Dawson [70];
  • “Jack Lofty”, Oliver Goldsmith [73];
  • “Beau Tibbs”, Oliver Goldsmith [84];
  • “The Friar of Orders Grey”, John O’Keeffe [93];
  • “The Tailor and the Undertaker”, John O’Keeffe [94];
  • “Tom Grog”, John O’Keeffe [97];
  • “Bulls”, Sir Boyle Roche [101];
  • “The Monks of the Screw”, J. P. Curran [102];
  • “Ana”, J. P. Curran [103];
  • “The Cruiskeen Lawn”, Anonymous [105];
  • “The Scandal-Mongers”, R. B. Sheridan [108];
  • “Captain Absolute’s Submission”, R. B. Sheridan [115];
  • “Ana”, R. B. Sheridan [124];
  • “My Ambition”, Edward Lysaght [126];
  • “A Warehouse for Wit”, George Canning [127];
  • “Conjugal Affection”, Thomas Cannings [130];
  • “Whisky, Drink Divine!”, Joseph O’Leary [130];
  • “To a Young Lady Blowing a Turf Fire with her];
  • “Petticoat”, Anonymous [132];
  • “Epigrams, &c.”, Henry Luttrell [133];
  • “Letter from Miss Betty Fudge”, Thomas Moore [134];
  • “Montmorenci and Cherubina”, E. S. Barrett [137];
  • “Modern Medievalism”, E. S. Barrell [141];
  • “The Night Before Larry was Stretched”, William Maher (?) [145];
  • “Darby Doyle’s Voyage To Quebec”, Thomas Ettingsall [148];
  • “St. Patrick of Ireland, my Dear!”, Dr. William Maginn [160];
  • “The Last Lamp of The Alley”, Dr. William Maginn [164];
  • “Thoughts and Maxims”, Dr. William Maginn [166];
  • “The Gathering of the Mahonys”, Dr. William Maginn [173];
  • “Daniel o’Rourke”, Dr. William Maginn [175];
  • “The Humours of Donnybrook Fair”, Charles O’Flaherty [184];
  • “The Night-Cap”, T. H. Porter [187];
  • “Kitty of Coleraine”, Anonymous [188];
  • “Giving Credit”, William Carleton [190];
  • “Brian O’Linn”, Anonymous [198];
  • “The Turkey and the Goose”, J. A. Wade [200];
  • “Widow Machree”, Samuel LIover [202];
  • “Barney O’Hea”, Samuel Lover [204];
  • “Molly Carew”, Samuel Lover [206];
  • “Handy Andy and the Postmaster”, Samuel Lover [209];
  • “The Little Weaver of Duleek Gate”, Samuel Lover [213];
  • “Bellewstown Hill”, Anonymous [228];
  • “The Peeler and the Goat”, Jeremiah O’Ryan [231];
  • “The Locquacious Barber”, Gerald Griffin [234];
  • “Nell Flaherty’s Drake”, anonymous [239];
  • “Elegy on Himself”, F. S. Mahony (“Father Prout”) [242];
  • “Bob Mahon’s Story”, Charles Lever [243];
  • “The Widow Malone”, Charles Lever [253];
  • “The Girls of the West”, Charles Lever [255];
  • “The Man for Galway”, Charles Lever [256];
  • “How Con Cregan’s Father Left Himself a Bit of Land”, Charles Lever [257];
  • “Katey’s Letter”, Lady Dufferin [264];
  • “Dance Light, For My Heart It Lies Under Your Feet, Love”, Dr. J. F. Waller [266];
  • “Father Tom’s Wager with the Pope”, Sir Samuel Ferguson [267];
  • “The Ould Irish Jig”, James McKowen [271];
  • “Molly Muldoon”, anonymous [273];
  • “The Quare Gander”, J. S. Lefanu [279];
  • “Table-Talk”, Dr. E. V. H. Kenealy [288];
  • “Advice To A Young Poet”, R. D. Williams [290];
  • “Saint Kevin and King O’Toole”, Thomas Shalvey [291];
  • “The Shaughraun”, Dion Boucicault [294];
  • “Rackrenters on the Stump”, T. D. Sullivan [298];
  • “Lanigan’s Ball”, Anonymous [306];
  • “The Widow’s Lament”, Anonymous [308];
  • “Whisky and Wather”, Anonymous [310];
  • “The Thrush and the Blackbird”, C. J. Kickham [314];
  • “Irish Astronomy”, C. G. Halpine [320];
  • “Paddy Fret, The Priest’s Boy”, J. F. O’Donnell [322];
  • “O’Shanahan Dhu”, J. J. Bourke [329];
  • “Shane Glas”, J. J. Bourke [332];
  • “An Irish Story-teller”, Patrick O’Leary [333];
  • “The Haunted Shebeen”, C. P. O’Conor [337];
  • “Fan Fitzgerl”, A. P. Graves [341];
  • “Father O’Flynn”, A. P. Graves [343];
  • “Philandering”, William Boyle [344];
  • “Honied Persuasion”, J. De Quincey [345];
  • “The First Lord Liftinant”, W. P. French [347];
  • “The American Wake”, F. A. Fahy [355];
  • “How to Become A Poet”, F A. Fahy [358];
  • “The Donovans”, F. A. Fahy [368];
  • “Petticoats Down to my Knees”, F. A. Fahy [371];
  • “Musical Experiences and Impressions”, G. B. Shaw [373];
  • “From Portlaw to Paradise”, Edmund Downey [382];
  • “The Dance at Marley”, P. J. McCall [393];
  • “Fionn Maccumhail and the Princess”, P. J. McCall [397];
  • “Tatther Jack Welsh”, P. J. McCall [403];
  • “Their Last Race”, Frank Mathew [405];
  • “In Blarney”, P. J. Coleman [409];
  • “Bindin’ the Oats”, P. J. Coleman [411];
  • Selected Irish Proverbs, &c. [414];
 

Biographical Index [423]; NOTES [433].

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