Humor & Satire


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Although satire is usually meant to be funny, its purpose is often irony or sarcasm, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, religion, and communities themselves, into improvement. Christ to shield me to-day Against poison, against burning, Against drowning, against wounding, So that there may come to me abundance of reward. A talented painter and engraver, lively created comical scenes that poked fun of the conventions of the time, including the rich and the poor, doctors and lawyers, drunks and gamblers, and politicians and preachers.

The Elfish Gene: Dungeons, Dragons and Growing Up Strange


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Tragedy, Comedy and the Polis. (Bari: Levante Editori, 1993) ↑ Miriam Lichtheim. She carried the following officers to lead the insurgent Irish at home to battle with the British foe: Brigadier General James E. But Brady had won the toss and finally it was announced that Sullivan was in the ring. It stood exactly in the corner of a great clearing where the sod had been cut away to its bed of gravel at the base of the mountainside.

Monty Python's Flying Circus: Greatest Skits


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In 1551, Sir James Croft, the Lord Deputy, sent an army into Ulster to crush him. Leonard also wrote mysteries, juvenile fiction, historical novels, and non-fiction under the pen names Leonard Holton, Patrick O’Connor, and Christopher Webb. I think this is because a large number of our top comedians originate from Oxford and especially Cambridge University comedy groups, and as a result, expect more from the audience. He told him he would give him every opportunity to give the detectives, useful information, but a little late, so that they would be kept engaged looking for him until the I.

The Rules of Gentility



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The Tory commission is now sitting (December, 1888). Only flag lists that clearly need our attention. Butt, who was a sincere Provincialist and as West British as Mr. It has been most men's experience for many years in Irish business that no undertaking has ever been brought to a successful completion without some well thought out plan, and brains to guide and conduct it to a final conclu- sion. Theirs is a slow and toilsome progress; they know not the paths, and they must hide by day and fly as best they can in the night-time through wooded country.

The Hole in the Middle


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Nail your colors to the mast — Ireland's national independence, as complete a sever- ance from political connection with Britain as the Infinite created geo- graphically, that independence which Washington won on many a hard- fought field. Lord Strafford tried to gain some of the Talbot possessions and privileges in 1639, but without success. The whole affair was under the direction of Captain James Murphy, an Irish-American officer.

Spring Fever


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Irom the table to the dock, and Irom the dock to the pillory; I speak oI what your own eyes have seen, day aIter day, during the course oI this commission, Irom the box where you are now sitting; the number oI horrid miscreants who avowed, upon their had been worked upon by the Iear oI death and the hopes oI compensation, to give government are holden over these catacombs oI living death, where the wretch that is buried a man lies till his heart has time to Iester and dissolve, and is then dug up a that tomb, aIter having been dug out oI the region oI death and corruption, make his appearance upon the table, the living image oI liIe and oI death, and the supreme multitude retired at his approach?

May Contain Traces of Magic



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The British lay down on the ground, taking a shot when an opponent appeared, but when they rose to charge the fire poured in upon them was most terrible. Hedberg and Wright arent great at stand up but have amazing jokes. patton Oswalt seems to be one of the only comedians these days who get it and do it damn well Best Comedians of all time and you put someone no one has heard of as number 1? What meant this contemptible and cowardly surrender at the eleventh hour? The man who delivered the speech of which this on Ireland was part is Joseph Chamberlain.

The Humans: A Novel


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The breast that zeal and hatred steel No terrors can subdue, If death should come, that martyrdom, Were sweet endured for you, Dear land! As for Finn MacCuhal, he gave his counsel to one person only, to his woman-spy and tracker, Deirdu. The young Deirdre is betrothed to the elderly king Conchobar but falls in love with one of Conchobar’s knights, Naoise (also spelled Noíse). As a rule the men would follow this course if they were properly instructed; it is the effect of false teaching and false policy which induces them to put trust in alibis and humiliating legal defenses.

The Clockmaker, or the Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick ...


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Then he leaped in his buckboard, and called back in his drawl, "To all the children in Texas, Merry Christmas, You-all" The wicket of the stronghold was found open, the guards were overpowered, and Allen was soon knocking on the bedroom door of the commanding officer, Delaplace. "Come forth instantly or I will sacrifice the whole garrison," thundered Allen. It is true that Lord Mountmorris was a landlord and was also prominent in magisterial circles, and one of the most active in antagonism to any amelioration of the hardships which the farming communities were suffering, and a most bitter opponent to Mr.

Poor Angus



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They did not attempt to attack the enemy at the gates, where they were massed in force; they took up three distinct positions at the Hyde Park railings, ready at the signal which their officers were to give them to force their way into the Park. As senior officer he was chosen leader of the movement and right well did he perform his task. The varied greenery of the pleasant glades that skirt the lakes, or line the banks of their tributary rivers, has hardly faded from the eye, before the bleak and barren rocks, of forms as varied and fantastic as they are numerous, are placed before it; and the ear, in lieu of the mingled harmony of dancing 556 A Treasury of Irish Folklore leaves, and rippling waters, and songs of birds, is compelled to listen only to the brawling and angry stream rushing onwards, wasting its strength in foam, but continually changing its form — here a creeping rivulet — here a broad lake — and there a fierce cataract.

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