Genghis Khan - Examine the history of the mongol empire as Genghis Khan united the tribes on his way to conquor most of the world Visit Genghis KhanInformational Site Network Informational
Privacy
  Home Stories Jokes Joke Topics Jokes Riddles Anecdotes Irish Humour Jests Canadian Humour Puns Animal Anecdotes Free Jokes Humour Scenes


Most Viewed

Grace After Dinner
A Dog's Religion
His Duel With Captain D'esterre
The Upstart
His Birth
Wisdom
A Certificate Of Marriage
A Mistaken Frenchman
The Serenading Lover
A Courtier's Retort


Least Viewed

His Birth
His Defence Of Archibald Hamilton Rowan
O'leary Versus Curran
Scene Between Fitzgibbon And Curran In The Irish Parliament
His Reception At The Rotundo By The Volunteers
His First Client
Refusal Of Office
O'connell And A Bilking Client
Mr Pulteney
Lord Clare


Random Irish Humour

Dean Swift And The Preacher Who Stole His Sermon
Miss Bennet
His Encounter With Biddy Moriarty
Dialogue Between Swift And His Landlord
Swift's Queer Testimonial To His Servant
A Fop
A Witness Cajoled
Use Of Red Tape
Swift's Political Principles
Controversy With John Wesley




Refusal Of Office

Irish Humour Home






In 1838, on the morning when O'Connell received from the Government the
offer to be appointed Lord Chief Baron, he walked over to the window,
saying:

This is very kind--very kind, indeed!--but I haven't the least notion
of taking the offer. Ireland could not spare me now; not but that, if
she could, I don't at all deny that the office would have great
attractions for me. Let me see, now--there would not be more than about
eight days' duty in the year; I would take a country house near Dublin,
and walk into town; and during the intervals of judicial labor, I'd go
to Derrynane. I should be idle in the early part of April, just when the
jack-hares leave the most splendid trails upon the mountains. In fact, I
should enjoy the office exceedingly upon every account, if I could but
accept it consistently with the interests of Ireland--But I
Cannot.





Next: A Mistaken Frenchman

Previous: A Political Hurrah At A Funeral



Add to del.icio.us Add to Reddit Add to Digg Add to Del.icio.us Add to Google Add to Twitter Add to Stumble Upon
Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
SHAREADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 2269