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An essay on Irish bulls

Author: Maria Edgeworth; Marilyn Butler; Jane Desmarais
Publisher: Dublin : University College Dublin Press, 2006.
Series: Classics of Irish history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First published in 1802, this work talks about the talent and wit of the Irish lower classes. It offers an informal philosophic dialogue on the nature of Bulls (logical absurdities) and jokes and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Edgeworth; Marilyn Butler; Jane Desmarais
ISBN: 1904558755 9781904558750
OCLC Number: 255837047
Notes: "First published 1802 ... hardback published by Pickering & Chatto Ltd. 1999"--T.p.v.
Formerly CIP.
Description: 152 S. ; 19 cm.
Contents: Introduction by Jane Desmarais; I Originality of Irish Bulls Examined; II Irish Newspapers; III The Criminal Law of Bulls and Blunders; IV Little Dominick; V The Bliss of Ignorance; VI 'Thoughts that Breathe and Words that Burn'; VII Practical Bulls; VIII The Dublin Shoeblack; IX The Hibernian Mendicant; X Irish Wit and Eloquence; XI The Brogue; XII Bath Coach Conversation; XIII Bath Coach Conversation; XIV The Irish Incognito; Conclusion; Notes.
Series Title: Classics of Irish history.
Responsibility: Maria Edgeworth ; with an introd. by Jane Desmarais edited by Jane Desmarais and Marilyn Butler.

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