Phelim O'toole's Courtship -- Wildgoose Lodge -- Tubber Derg; Or, The Red Well -- Neal Malone -- Art Maguire; Or, The Broken Pledge.
and others dragging them out of their way by the hair of the head. Exclamations of pain from the sick or lame, thumping oaths in Irish, recriminations in broken English, and prayers in bog Latin, all rose at once to the ears of the patron saint, who, we are inclined to think--could he have heard or seen his worshippers--would have disclaimed them altogether.
"For the sake of the Holy Virgin, keep your sharp elbows out o' my ribs."
"My blessin' an you, young man, an' don't be lanin' an me, i' you plase!"
"Damnho sherry orth a rogarah ruah!* what do you mane? Is it my back you're brakin'?"
* Eternal perdition on you, you red rogue.
"Hell pershue you, you ould sinner, can't you keep the spike of your crutch out o' my stomach! If you love me tell me so; but, by the livin' farmer, I'll take no such hints as that!"
"I'm a pilgrim, an' don't brake my leg upon the rock, an' my blessin' an you!"
"Oh, murdher sheery! my poor child'll be smothered!"