The O'Donoghue

Tale of Ireland Fifty Years Ago

Published: 1845
Language: English
Wordcount: 176,880 / 510 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.2
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 475
Added to site: 2010.05.12
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precisely alike, that they seemed the very Dromios brought back to life, to perform as postillions. Such they were--such they had been for above fifty years. They had travelled the country from the time they were boys--they entered the career together, and together they were jogging onward to the last stage of all, the only one where they hoped to be at rest! Joe and Jim Daly were two names no one ever heard disunited; they were regarded as but one corporeally, and although they affected at times to make distinctions themselves, the world never gave them credit for any consciousness of separate identity. These were the postillions of the travelling carriage, which having left at its destination, about two miles distant, they were now regaling themselves at Mary's, where the horses were to rest for the night.

"Faix, ma'am, and it's driving ye may call it," said one of the pair, as he sipped a very smoking compound the hostess had just mixed, "a hard gallop every step of the way, barrin' the bit of a hil

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