Sometime after Sidney died, his widow, Tillie, was finally able to speak about what a thoughtful and wonderful man her late husband had been. "Sidney thought of everything," she told them. "Just before he died, Sidney called me to his bedside. He... Read more of Funeral arrangements at Free Jokes.caInformational 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
His Reception At The Rotundo By The Volunteers
O'leary Versus Curran
Scene Between Fitzgibbon And Curran In The Irish Parliament
His First Client
Refusal Of Office
O'connell And A Bilking Client
An Insolent Judge
Lord Clare


Random Irish Humour

Sir R Peel's Opinion Of O'connell
His Charity
To Quilca
Lying
Scene Between Fitzgibbon And Curran In The Irish Parliament
Arthur O'leary
Lord Avonmore
A Dead Man With Life In Him
Gaining Over A Jury
A Fop




Sow-west And The Wigs

Irish Humour Home






The following humorous scene took place in the Court-house,
Green-street, Dublin:

The city of Dublin was often contested by Mr. John B. West--a
conservative barrister of no ordinary talents, whose early end caused
much regret. That gentleman was very heavy and clumsy in appearance, and
moved very awkwardly. Lord Plunket humorously called him Sow-West, a
name that adhered to him most tenaciously. O'Connell was opposed to West
on three or four different occasions. It is remarkable that the opening
scenes at the Dublin elections are conducted with far more decorum than
similar scenes in other parts of Ireland. All the masses are not
admitted indiscriminately to the Court where the hustings are
placed--the people are admitted by tickets, half of which are allotted
to each rival party. It is the interest of both parties to keep order,
and the candidates and their friends are therefore heard with tolerable
fairness. On the first day of a Dublin election, the most eloquent
members of either party come forward to uphold their favorite
principles.

On the occasion referred to, O'Connell, in addressing the people,
referred to the appearance of Sow-West, whom he humorously quizzed
upon the beauty of his appearance.

In reply Mr. West said, Ah, my friends! it's all very well for Mr.
O'Connell to attack me upon my appearance; but I can tell you, if you
saw Mr. O'Connell without his wig, he does not present a face which is
much to boast of.

To the surprise of the spectators, no less than of Mr. West himself,
O'Connell walked across, pulled off his wig, stood close by West, and
cried out--There, now, which of us is the better-looking--my wig is
off.

This sally of practical humor was received with bursts of laughter and
cheering. O'Connell looked admirably, exhibiting a skull which, for
volume and development, was not to be surpassed.





Next: Election And Railway Dinners

Previous: O'connell And A Bilking Client



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 2276