Arthur O'Leary

His Wanderings and Ponderings in Many Lands

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Published: 1845
Language: English
Wordcount: 181,838 / 516 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.4
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 554
Added to site: 2010.05.20
mnybks.net#: 27810
Genre: Humor
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permitted it, to have made some brief notes of our own "Loiterings." But the goal of our wanderings, as well as of our thoughts, was ever before us, and we spent the day imagining to ourselves the various modes by which we should make our advances to the enemy, with most hope of success. Whether the company themselves did not afford any thing very remarkable, or our own preoccupation prevented our noticing it, certes, we jogged on, without any consciousness that we were not perfectly alone, and this for some twenty miles of the way. At last, however, the cabin became intolerably hot. Something like twenty-four souls were imprisoned in a space ten feet by three, which the humanity of the company of directors kindly limits to forty-eight, a number which no human ingenuity could pack into it, if living. The majority of the passengers were what by courtesy are called 'small farmers,' namely, individuals weighing from eighteen to six-and-twenty stone; priests, with backs like the gable of a chapel; and a sprinklin

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