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Images from Harry Lorrequer by Charles James Lever

Produced by David Widger



[By Charles James Lever (1806-1872)]



Though the title page has no author's name inscribed, this work is generally attributed to Charles James Lever. Harry Lorrequer was a young officer in a British regiment stationed in Ireland in the early 1800's. The 1839 First Edition had pages too stained and friable for scanning --so a colleague, Mary Munarin, helped prepare this eBook for Project Gutenberg in the old fashioned way--she typed it! This story will be a delight to any readers with a few drops of Irish blood (or a wee drop of the Old Bushmills) in their veins.

A crowd is a mob, if composed even of bishops

And some did pray--who never prayed before

Annoyance of her vulgar loquacity

Enjoy the name without the gain

Enough is as good as a feast

Fighting like devils for conciliation

Has but one fault, but that fault is a grand one

Hating each other for the love of God

He was very much disguised in drink

How ingenious is self-deception

My English proves me Irish

Mistaking zeal for inclination

Mistaking your abstraction for attention

Rather a dabbler in the "ologies"

The tone of assumed compassion

That "to stand was to fall,"

That land of punch, priests, and potatoes

What will not habit accomplish

"We talked of pipe-clay regulation caps-- Long twenty-fours--short culverins and mortars-- Condemn'd the 'Horse Guards' for a set of raps, And cursed our fate at being in such quarters. Some smoked, some sighed, and some were heard to snore; Some wished themselves five fathoms 'neat the Solway; And some did pray--who never prayed before-- That they might get the 'route' for Cork or Galway."


A c'est egal, mam'selle, they don't mind these things in France A rather unlady-like fondness for snuff A crowd is a mob, if composed even of bishops Accept of benefits with a tone of dissatisfaction Accustomed to the

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