A Political Hurrah At A Funeral

Ascending the mountain road between Dublin and Glencullen, in company

with an English friend, O'Connell was met by a funeral. The mourners

soon recognized him, and immediately broke into a vociferous hurrah for

their political favorite, much to the astonishment of the Sassenach;

who, accustomed to the solemn and lugubrious decorum of English

funerals, was not prepared for an outburst of Celtic enthusiasm upon

such an occasion. A remark being made on the oddity of a political

hurrah at a funeral, it was replied that the corpse would have doubtless

cheered lustily too, if he could.