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The Air-Balloon

Having justly excited the public attention of Europe, as a phaenomenon the most wonderful,¬†and likely to reach the summit of perfection and general utility, Mr RIDDICK, pupil to Mr… 69 more words

Ireland

Pigs in the parlour

Irish cabins

To the Editor of the Morning Chronicle

Sir

Whenever I contemplate a wretched Irish hovel, the blood mounts in my cheeks, and I vent certain… 931 more words

Economic Activities

Clare hurling

The hurling matches, called goals, are very injurious to the morals and industry of the younger classes; after performing feats of activity, that would astonish a bread and cheese Englishman, they too often adjourn to the whiskey-house, both men and women, and spend the night in dancing, singing, and drinking until perhaps morning, and too often quarrels and broken heads are the effects of this inebriety; matches are often made between the partners at the dance; but it frequently happens that they do not wait for the priest’s blessing, and the fair one must apply to a magistrate, who generally obliges the faithless Strephon to make an honest woman of her. 35 more words

Ireland