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IN an election for the borough of Tallagh, Councillor Egan, or bully
Egan, as he was familiarly called, being an unsuccessful candidate,
appealed to a Committee of the House of Commons. It was in the heat of a
very warm summer, and Egan (who was an immensely stout man) was
struggling through the crowd, his handkerchief in one hand, his wig in
the other, and his whole countenance raging like the dog-star, when he
met Curran. I'm sorry for you, my dear fellow, said Curran. Sorry!
why so, Jack, why so? I'm perfectly at my ease.--Alas! Egan, it is but
too visible that you're losing tallow (Tallagh) fast!

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