Tales of Ireland and the Irish by J. G. MacWalter

Tales of Ireland and the Irish

J. G. MacWalter
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  • ISBN
    9781151098672 / 1151098671
  • Title Tales of Ireland and the Irish
  • Author J. G. MacWalter
  • Format
  • Year 2010
  • Pages 46
  • Publisher
    General Books
  • Imprint General Books
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 229mm x 6mm x 152mm


General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1854 Original Publisher: John Farquhar Shaw Subjects: English fiction Fiction / Mystery

Publisher Description

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1854 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. HIS DISGRACE, DECEPTION, AND DEATH. Eveky student, sizar, scholar, professor and fellow had the news of Mack-Harty's shameful condition as the breakfast topic on the following morning. Of course its true aspect, its simple history, was that least known and least discussed. If a hint dropped respecting the truth, envy had given the poor fellow too many enemies to allow it acceptance. As the matter was talked of, its colour heightened, so much as to threaten a “rustication,” which did actually ensue. Much depended upon the result of the trial at the station-house, and that came off, to Mack-Harty's disadvantage, at noon before a purple-faced magistrate in College-street. The watchman, whose nose and eyes were very much the worse of Mortimer's rage, swore “point blank” that the prisoner was as “drunk as a fishmonger,” and that he was, when arrested, in the company of a well-known female thief, who had fled This evidence was credited, and poor Mack-Harty thereupon sentenced to a month's imprisonment, with hard labour, in spite of all the interest that was employed for his release. When the term of confinement had expired, and Newgate opened its doors to re-admit him to freedom, he found Linch and Blade waiting to welcome him, but with the disheartening intelligence that if he returned to college he would be formally expelled from within its precincts. The reports of the occurrence but daily increased in the magnitude of its falsity, and his former good character was called the effect of hypocrisy. His friends furnished the disconsolate Mack-Harty with sufficient funds to put up, for a short time, in tolerable apartments in Denzille-street, where, under an assumed name, he opened a private seminary. The school was, however, useless without scholars, ...

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