Humor & Satire

The Works of Oscar Wilde: Volume 11: Reviews

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A defense attorney in West Chester, Pennsylvania has asked a judge to bar any references to his client's nickname in his upcoming murder trial, saying the moniker could negatively influence jurors. The pub will be absolutely packed as the panic stricken Paddies realize that the pub will be closed on Christmas Day for one of only two days in the year. He is one of the few public men in America who has always had the courage of his convictions. Swift's motives for writing "A Modest Proposal," were complex. ...

Shopaholic to the Stars: A Novel

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We have been told that a scholar in Armagh got the first part of the poem by heart, and he was so bent on knowing the second part that he made a pilgrimage to the tomb of Colum-cille, and prayed and fasted there to the end that his mind might be so illuminated that he would be able to memorize the second part. Overall the piece is a well written satire which moves you with its illogical logic... First and most conspicuously we find the fabulist, who frequently invests her stories with a surface surrealism by evoking fables and fairy tales.

Love...Under Different Skies (The Love... Series)

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The cattle were all saved and the discomfited marauders returned to the frigate. Much stress is laid by Anglo-American historians on the fact that Wayne's grandfather was an Englishman and that his father, Isaac Wayne, though born and brought up in the County of Wicklow, Ireland, had nothing in common with the people of his native land. Lawson's name will appear later on in this history. O'Neill had stationed here five hundred light-armed troops to guard the defiles; and in the shelter of thick groves of fir-trees they had silently waited for the enemy.

The Astonishing & True Tale of the Missing American Culture:

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That night the writer vividly remembers seeing Keogh at Westland Row Railway Station. Brits are told, “It won’t happen for you.” There’s a received wisdom in the U. The nature of satire. in Kharpertian A hand to turn the time: the Menippean satires of Thomas Pynchon 4. politics. con la voce cavernosa. from the earliest times." public services. including "an awareness of the comedy of sociology with its disguises. he has argued that comedy provides "the radical effect of self. http://en.

My Name is Legion: A Novel

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Let her answer with McMahon at the Malakhoff, " Je suis ici, Je reste/ '.' when asked to retreat by the most "prudent and moderate " of leaders, or with Grant in the Wilderness exclaim, " We will fight it out on. this line if it takes us all the summer! " It is a noticeable fact in Irish history that when leaders of the Irish people become what they miscall " prudent and moderate " they grow in proportion more loyal to the British enemy, and proportionately more disloyal to their own nation's interests.

Dork: The Incredible Adventures of Robin Einstein Varghese

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The best-known of his religious tales was St. On the other hand, we had the absurd whimsy of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, the memories of which appear to be entirely formed around a handful of decent sketches. Ireland must be a nation of pol- troons and cowards were this slavish assertion true. He never was more than an Irish sentimentalist even in his young days. Gladstone never offered to do so, neither will he nor any other British Minis- ter dream of such a thing unless under the dread alternative already spoken of.

Unseen Academicals (Discworld)

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Others laughed to scorn the idea that the Irish worm would turn; they believed slavery was so inoculated into the Irish soul that there might be " legal " protestations and a few country outrages on each other, but an attack on any sanctified British official, or a " rising," as some hinted at, would be to confer on Irishmen a character for daring in their own cause that these men considered preposterous. One of these — that relating to what is called the Newburgh Ad- dress — we have already described in our remarks on General John Armstrong, Jr.

Bridget Jones: the Edge of Reason

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Emmet was hanged five years later, and the last words of the speech he gave after his sentencing, on 19 September 1803, have passed into Irish legend and literature: "When my country takes her place among the nations of the earth, then, and not till then, let my epitaph be written." Dalton still supported the heavy bleeding head upon his knee. They did rally and came to the crest of the hill where Colonel Stewart, Major Frazer, Captain McGregor, staff officers, and every officer present with revolver and sword in hand were encouraging the men by word and action.

Loved One

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Sullivan's Hand Grenades — Obstruction's Waterloo — Arrival of the Prussians — The Speaker's Coup D'Etat — The Debate Stopped — Supreme British Victory — The Old Guard Dies but Never Surrenders — Striking Picture in the House — Violation of British Law by the Speaker — Grand Tableau — Irish Members with Hands Uplifted — " Privilege! Screened at the 12th Galway Film Fleadh, 11-16 July 2000. She is responsible for the strategic positioning of Bank of America and oversees the public policy, customer research and analytics, global marketing, communications, and corporate social responsibility efforts for the company.

What Did It Mean?

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The new chief of the enemy's murder bureau sought private conference as soon as he could with the permanent Under Secretary, Burke, a man whose official hands were imbued with Irish blood as had been each of his predecessors without one single exception. He ordered the British hirelings to fire a volley of buckshot into the crowd of women and children, and then charge them with the bayonet. I said a little prayer to myself: "I hope to God I am as cool in the ring as I am now," and then, as the cheers subsided, skipped into the ring, receiving the usual reception that any fellow would get from an audience, which meant about as much as, — "Well, anyway, he showed up!"