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Grace After Dinner
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His Birth
Refusal Of Office
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Epistolary Bores
His Duel With Bully Egan


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Dr Sacheverell
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O'leary And John O'keefe
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Lord Clare
Dialogue Between Swift And His Landlord
Retentive Memory
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Scene Between Fitzgibbon And Curran In The Irish Parliament
Use Of Red Tape




Verses Left With A Silver Standish On The Dean's Desk By Dr Delany

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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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