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Valentine M'Clutchy, The Irish Agent

The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two

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Published: 1881
Language: English
Wordcount: 203,970 / 583 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 48.2
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,043
Added to site: 2008.05.31
mnybks.net#: 21092
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y in favor of that food in general, it being' well known that in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred, the sacrifice falls upon disease, poverty, and extreme old age; or, if there be any manifestation of humanity in the selection, it is--that while the tenderer sex is spared, the male one is in general certain to be made the victim, but never unless when he has been known to reach a most patriarchal length of years. Then the suddenness of the act which converts a portion of the venerable patriarch into a component part of honest Paddy, is equally remarkable; for it generally happens that the animal now standing in a corner of the tent, will in about half an hour be undergoing the process of assimilation in his (Paddy's) gastric region. The elastic quality of the meat is indeed extraordinary, and such as, with the knowledge of that fact, does sometimes render Paddy's treat of spoileen to his sweetheart an act of very questionable gallantry. Be this as it may, there is scarcely anything in life richer than to wit

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