The World of Jeeves

The World of Jeeves

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Swift as an Irish Hero The legend of Swift as an Irish patriot can be seen as quite ironic, given that he lived in Ireland more or less against his own will. These petty sentences are termed in the extravagant language of the agitators "dungeons, toils, and chains." Q and J, acting under instructions from the Executive, con- sulted together, and decided on getting R to purchase certain articles to send to Dublin. And Wilde�s comic dialogue illustrates as well as that of Salom��s the insistent estrangement of the individual, however zany the circumstances and however unbothered most characters seem, as social contact serves only as occasion for personal displays of wit.
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Take a Girl Like You (NYRB Classics)

Take a Girl Like You (NYRB Classics)

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The British suspected these men of being energetic in the I. After some little delay they started for their destination. And yet some leaders in Irish affairs complained when this manifesto was withdrawn. EssaySatire Essay Latham Ned ‘Successful satirists achieve a balance between amusement and criticism.’... Will Irishmen ever rise to the dignity of saying to British parties with united voice — a plague on both your Houses? Miss Butler, greatly relieved, returned home, which was not very many doors up the street, fortunately attracting no attention where so many were excited.
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The Pirates!: In an Adventure with the Romantics

The Pirates!: In an Adventure with the Romantics

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When he ventured to speak at the meet- ing he was snubbed by the chairman and another speaker called upon. The history of Ireland and of the Irish race in America — of the great sacrifices they have made since the days of St. We quote the ample report of the Evening Post. Wolf, and had acquired in the campaign against Louisburg, Ticonderoga, Quebec, and Havana the skill and ex- perience so much needed by the untrained soldiers of the Con- tinental army. As well as the purely humorous effect of this sort of thing, they often strongly criticise various phenomena in politics, economic life, religion and many other aspects of society, and thus qualify as satirical.
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Perfect Timing

Perfect Timing

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Power was afterward killed by the Arabs, in company with Colonel Stewart, in their vain attempt to escape down the Nile. Should his profile be insufficient to identify him, he addresses a figure who breaks into the frame from the left with a query, “Did you hear my last lecture?” This figure is Horne Tooke, whose best known work provides the satire with its title, and who answers Thelwall with another question, “Have you heard from Sheerness”?
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Honeymoon Hotel

Honeymoon Hotel

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The emotions he evokes, the nationalism (not patriotism) he inspires, and the history he harkens back to — I am never disappointed. The Burkes and Sheridans were flattered and rewarded, while the Wolfe Tones and Emmets were condemned to death. Reciting the epigram “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” the uncle gives the narrator the money and asks him if he knows the poem “The Arab’s Farewell to his Steed.” The narrator leaves just as his uncle begins to recite the lines, and, thanks to eternally slow trains, arrives at the bazaar just before 10 p.m., when it is starting to close down.
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The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim by Jonathan Coe (Mar 6

The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim by Jonathan Coe (Mar 6

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This morning I addressed to you in another place a speech turning largely upon the politics of our respective parties. The brother of the girl that this titled ruffian had ruined, with others, was on his trail. The men who had been so long in the open boat enjoyed the needed rest and slept soundly. Where, then, is the doubt- ful policy of our anticipating them in the measure, any more than seizing one of their loaded guns in battle and turning it against them? "Injury to the cause, will it be?
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The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise

The Tower, the Zoo, and the Tortoise

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They back the woman up against the wall and are about to stone her, screaming "Adulteress!" There are good men who may possibly blame this expose" 'of the truth, where they can- not shame it. Is it that insidious smile with which our petition has been lately received? When the Times and Englishmen speak of the removal of substantial evils by their Parliament they speak of an utter and complete impossibil- ity.
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The Summer of Sir Lancelot

The Summer of Sir Lancelot

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One of their strongest bastilles had been invaded, and the chief conspirator against the peace of Her Majesty's realm actually carried off under their very noses I Let it be here recorded, to the honor of the prison officers engaged in this daring enterprise, that they declined to accept every offer of money, or to fly from the country to save themselves from prosecution." His name appears upon important committees and he became particularly distinguished during that session by his eloquent reply to John Dickinson, of Pennsylvania, who pro- posed a second address to the King.
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The Little Book of More Abuse: More One-Liners for the

The Little Book of More Abuse: More One-Liners for the

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On a late occasion, when Irishmen of all creeds, all positions, and all shades of opinion were associated for a work of charity, an apple of discord was flung into their midst, and the noble generosity of the American people was in imminent danger of being checked. " The person who made these misstatements, a self-elected dictator, is going about 'stumping the country,' as the phrase is, and directing various towns, counties, and boroughs whom they are to have to repre- sent them.
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The Cambridge Curry Club

The Cambridge Curry Club

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In a close examination of Ader’s work I will show that the artist’s blurred identity as seen in his use of humor is, in fact, a central feature of his art. Some men condoned this as a proper and necessary feature to deceive the enemy. Joseph Gillis Biggar, who never, by any of his utterances of which the writer has any knowledge, voiced this infamous condemnation; the other, the Hon. Across the road in a tea shop, Joe distracts the owner but falls in love with her.
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