Grace After Dinner
A Dog's Religion
His Duel With Captain D'esterre
A Certificate Of Marriage
The Serenading Lover
A Mistaken Frenchman
A Courtier's Retort
Refusal Of Office
His First Client
Scene Between Fitzgibbon And Curran In The Irish Parliament
O'leary Versus Curran
His Defence Of Archibald Hamilton Rowan
His Duel With Bully Egan
Random Irish Humour
His Controversy With An Infidel
A Young Judge Done
Paddy And The Parson
Swift At Thomastown
Meeting Of O'leary And Wesley
Curran And The Farmer
Verses Left With A Silver Standish On The Dean's Desk By Dr Delany
Irish Humour Home
Hither from Mexico I came,
To serve a proud Iernian dame;
Was long submitted to her will,
At length she lost me at Quadrille.
Through various shapes I often passed,
Still hoping to have rest at last;
And still ambitious to obtain
Admittance to the patriot Dean;
And sometimes got within his door,
But soon turn'd out to serve the poor;
Not strolling idleness to aid,
But honest industry decay'd.
At length an artist purchased me,
And wrought me to the shape you see.
This done, to Hermes I applied:
O Hermes! gratify my pride!
Be it my fate to serve a sage,
The greatest genius of his age;
That matchless pen let me supply,
Whose living lines will never die!
I grant your suit, the god replied,
And here he left me to reside.
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