en a shade of envy at his brother's good fortune; there might be some doubt as to his brother's power of carrying the affair through successfully; but, though he had not encouraged him, he gave him the information he wanted, and was as willing to talk over the matter as Martin could desire.
As they were standing in the crowd, their conversation ran partly on Repeal and O'Connell, and partly on matrimony and Anty Lynch, as the lady was usually called by those who knew her best.
'Tear and 'ouns Misther Lord Chief Justice!' exclaimed Martin, 'and are ye niver going to opin them big doors?'
'And what'd be the good of his opening them yet,' answered John, 'when a bigger man than himself an't there? Dan and the other boys isn't in it yet, and sure all the twelve judges couldn't get on a peg without them.'
'Well, Dan, my darling!' said the other, 'you're thought more of here this day than the lot of 'em, though the place in a manner belongs to them, and you're only a prisoner.'
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