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The Black Prophet: A Tale of Irish Famine

by William Carleton

I have endeavored, with what success has been alreadydetermined by the voice of my own country, to give a panorama of Irishlife among the people--comprising at one view all the strong points oftheir general character--their loves, sorrows, superstitions, piety,amusements, crimes, and virtues; and in doing this, I can say withsolemn truth that I painted them honestly, and without reference to theexistence of any particular creed or party.

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