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Grace After Dinner
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His Duel With Captain D'esterre
The Upstart
His Birth
Wisdom
A Certificate Of Marriage
A Mistaken Frenchman
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His Birth
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His Reception At The Rotundo By The Volunteers
O'leary Versus Curran
Scene Between Fitzgibbon And Curran In The Irish Parliament
His First Client
Curran At A Debating Society
His Duel With Bully Egan
Mr Pulteney
O'connell And A Bilking Client


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His Habits Of Study--his Influence
Sow-west And The Wigs
On Stephen Duck The Thresher And Favorite Poet
A Beggar's Wedding
The Closing Scenes Of His Life
Preaching Patriotism
Cossing A Dog
Epistolary Bores
His Encounter With Biddy Moriarty
Dean Swift And The Preacher Who Stole His Sermon




Wisdom

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Wisdom (said the Dean) is a fox, who, after long hunting, will at last
cost you the pains to dig out: it is a cheese, which, by how much the
richer, has the thicker, the homelier, and the coarser coat, and whereof
to a judicious palate the maggots are the best; it is a sack-posset,
wherein the deeper you go you will find it the sweeter. Wisdom is a
hen, whose cackling we must value and consider, because it is
attended with an egg; but then, lastly, it is a nut, which, unless you
choose with judgment, may cost you a tooth, and pay you with nothing but
a worm.





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