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Phil Purcel, The Pig-Driver; The Geography Of An Irish Oath; The Lianhan Shee

The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three

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Published: 1881
Language: English
Wordcount: 65,182 / 190 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 449
Added to site: 2008.05.31
mnybks.net#: 21088
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to have a place in it themselves. If you starved them, they defied you to diminish their flesh; and if you stuffed them like aldermen, they took all they got, but disdained to carry a single ounce more than if you gave them whey thickened with water. In short, they gloried in maceration and liberty; were good Irish scholars, sometimes acquainted with Latin; and their flesh, after the trouble of separating it from a superfluity of tough skin, was excellent venison so far as it went.

Now Phil Purcel, whom we will introduce more intimately to the reader by and by, was the son of a man who always kept a pig.

His father's house had a small loft, to which the ascent was by a step-ladder through a door in the inside gable. The first good thing ever Phil was noticed for he said upon the following occasion. His father happened to be called upon, one morning before breakfast, by his landlord, who it seems occasionally visited his tenantry to encourage, direct, stimulate, or reprove them, as the case migh

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