The Irish valet; or, whimsical adventures of Paddy O'Haloran

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Page v - AH ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar ; Ah ! who can tell how many a soul sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star, And waged with Fortune an eternal war ; Check'd by the scoff of Pride, by Envy's frown, And Poverty's unconquerable bar, In life's low vale remote has pined alone, Then dropt into the grave, unpitied and unknown...
Page 98 - ... hail ! Be thou the copious matter of my song, And thy choice nectar ; on which always waits Laughter, and sport, and care-beguiling wit, And friendship, chief delight of human life. What should we wish for more ? or why, in quest Of foreign vintage, insincere, and mixt, Traverse th...
Page 125 - A Sigh of Sorrow for the Sinners of Zion, breathed out of a Hole in the Wall of an Earthen Vessel, known among men by the name of Samuel Fish...
Page 104 - Englishman having asked a son of Erin if the roads in Ireland were good, Pat replied, " Yes, they are so fine that I wonder you do not import some of them into England. Let me see, there's the road to love, strewed with roses ; to matrimony, through nettles ; to honour, through the camp ; to prison, through the law; and to the undertakers, through physic." — "Have you any road to preferment?
Page 125 - The Snuffers of Divine Love." " Hooks and Eyes for Believers' Breeches." " High-heeled Shoes for Dwarfs in Holiness." " Crumbs of Comfort for the Chickens of the Covenant." " A Sigh of Sorrow for the Sinners of Zion, breathed out of a hole in an earthen vessel, known among men by the name of Samuel Fish.
Page 123 - ... the recantation is inserted in the discourse, or rather dissertation. Two plates are introduced, one of a wolf in sheep's clothing, and another of " the wolfe in his owne skinne." The book comprehends a strange mixture of learning and extravagant reasoning, but is altogether a singular curiosity. 4. THE NAIL HIT ON THE HEAD, And driven into the City and Cathedral Wall of Norwich, by John Carter, Pastor of Great St.
Page 104 - AN Englishman having once asked an Irishman, "If the roads in Ireland were good ?"— - " Yes," said he, " so fine that I wonder you do not import some of them into England. Stay, let me see—- there's the rond to Love, strewed with roses — to Matrimony, through nettles — to Honour, through tho camp— to Prison, through the law — and to the U idertaker'*, through physic." — " Have you any road to preferment ?" said the Englishman. " Yes, but that is the dirtiest in the kingdom.
Page 122 - A Messenger from the Dead, or, Conference . . . Between the Ghosts of Henry the 8. and Charles the First . . . (1657/8).
Page xiv - Here Mr. Burke dropt his head upon his hands, unable to proceed, so greatly was he oppressed by the horror which he felt at this relation. The effect of it was visible through the whole auditory ; the late Mrs.
Page 124 - Livers: a curious History of such Persons who have lived several Ages and grown young again : with the rare Secret of Rejuvenescency : by Eugeuius Philalethes, 8vo.

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