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Humor & Satire

The Reavers

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K was com- pelled to exercise his authority and appoint a chairman. If that ever happens, it's only because something happened during the interview that got me going, and then I had to translate my feelings to the mouth of the character. Satirical poetry is believed to have been popular, although little has survived. Extreme as these men were from an English standpoint, the idea of an appeal to arms was very remote, if not altogether out of their calculations, but the events were marching on quicker than even these English republicans dreamed.

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Joy in the Morning: (Jeeves & Wooster) (Jeeves & Wooster

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The Poisoned Chocolates Case strikes me as a stunt story, designed to prove that the search for truth in the puzzle story is essentially meaningless (because any sets of facts can be manipulated endlessly by the author to lead to different solutions). During Prohibition in the 1920s in an unnamed American city, Irish gangster and politician Leo is asked by Johnny Caspar, a rival gangster, to kill Bemie Bembaum even though Caspar has been paying protection money to Leo, Bemie has been profiting from fights fixed by him.

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This Is the Life: A Novel

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Down tumbled horses and their riders to the cleaving Great Chiefs and Uncrowned Kings 203 of Brian Ogue's battle-axes. That guy has 1 or 2 stand up comedies why doe she deserve the list? I make no comment on this, but merely state the interesting facts." Among those who escaped was the noted Timothy Murphy^ the sharpshooter, an account of whose hairbreadth escapes and deeds of daring would fill a volume. With the latter, Charles Carroll and Samuel Chase, Father Carroll was sent to Canada in February, 1776, to secure the co-operation of the French Roman Catholics with the American cause.

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The Diary of a Nobody (Oxford Popular Fiction)

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As a result, the Irish starved and were left with a dilapidated country. That they would be there met by a friend who would get them to Dublin city. Over the next decade, Waugh wrote a series of satirical novels, including Vile Bodies (1930), A Handful of Dust, and Scoop (1938). Instead of shooting he tried by physical strength to shake off his enemy. This dream of shaming a conqueror to surrender his spoils may go on, but the English public will continue voting for the retention of Ireland, even if the whole United States, from the President down, cried shame on her.

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Menippean Satire and the Poetics of Wit: Ideologies of

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Putnam's army had been reduced by the levees made upon it by Washington to oppose the advance of the British on Phila- delphia, while the defenders of the two forts did not amount to more than six hundred men. In his domestic relations he was frank, open and affectionate; and his kind courtesy to all made him a host 01 friends. They magnified and distorted every difference between the rival Irish wings. The Ploughman The peasant's name was Donovan, but he was universally known as Mat the Thrasher.

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Men without art

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A Year in the Merde

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Tarleton reached the site of Morgan's camp soon after the latter's departure. The " great and only " forgot there was such a nation as the " United States of America." An article in the New York Herald voiced the feelings held by a great number of the American people then and now. More goods were being produced for less money, people were traveling more, and the chances for the upwardly mobile to actually change their station in life were significantly improving.

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The Tale of the Talking Face

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They waxed rich and placed everything they had at the services of their fellow-citizens and of their coun- try. 'They were well aware of England's hypocritical methods and thus when the Revolution came on they cast their fortunes to a man with the colonies, and gave of their blood, their experience, and their means to assist the patriots. If the comedies seem old fashioned, it is partly because of the vast social and ethical changes that have come about since the war.

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The Uncommon Reader: A Novella

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Jonathon Swift’s “A Modest Proposal” is one of the best examples of written satire from the modern era. Thus disap- pointed, Andre consented to the humiliation of disguise and a changed name for the purpose of escaping by land to his quarters. Speaking of your Dad, where are your ancestors from? Typewritten printout (unknown source) synopsis and background to Chaos. For instance, In his A Modest Proposal Swift suggests that Irish peasants be encouraged to sell their own children as food for the rich, as a solution to the "problem" of poverty.

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The Quite Very Actual Adventures of Worzel Wooface

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Fireside Tales 497 The longer he looked on, the bolder he grew, and at last he shouted at the end of the verse: Agus Dha Haed-yeen. Ireland, it seems, may not have Trekkies, but they do have Bloody Vikings. Now I walk on them to tea. - Victoria Schwab Tea should be as bitter as wormwood and as sharp as a two-edged sword. - Lemony Snicket My hour for tea is half-past five, and my buttered toast waits for nobody. - Wilkie Collins I liked being a teenager, but I would not go back for all the tea in China. - Rob Lowe You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. - C.

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