The Hedge School; The Midnight Mass; The Donagh

The Hedge School; The Midnight Mass; The Donagh
Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three

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The Hedge School; The Midnight Mass; The Donagh
Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three

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structure, it was sure, by the force of acquired habit, to transform itself into a stiff, erect, consequential, and unbending manner, ludicrously characteristic of an inflated sense of their extraordinary knowledge, and a proud and commiserating contempt of the dark ignorance by which, in despite of their own light, they were surrounded. Their conversation, like their own crambos, was dark and difficult to be understood; their words, truly sesquipedalian; their voice, loud and commanding in its tones; their deportment, grave and dictatorial, but completely indescribable, and certainly original to the last degree, in those instances where the ready, genuine humor of their country maintained an unyielding rivalry in their disposition, against the natural solemnity which was considered necessary to keep up the due dignity of their character.

In many of these persons, where the original gayety of the disposition was known, all efforts at the grave and dignified were complete failures, and these we

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