"— Give it a name, citizen, says Joe.
— Wine of the country, says he.
— What's yours? says Joe.
— Ditto MacAnaspey, says I.
— Three pints, Terry, says Joe. And how's the old heart, citizen? says he.
— Never better, a chara, says he. What Garry? Are we going to win? Eh?
And with that he took the bloody old towser by the scruff of the neck and, by Jesus, he near throttled him." (U12.143)
"The figure seated on a large boulder at the foot of a round tower" (U12.151)
"was that of a broadshouldered deepchested stronglimbed frankeyed redhaired freelyfreckled shaggybearded widemouthed largenosed longheaded deepvoiced barekneed brawnyhanded hairylegged ruddyfaced sinewyarmed hero." (U12.151)
"From shoulder to shoulder he measured several ells and his rocklike mountainous knees were covered, as was likewise the rest of his body wherever visible, with a strong growth of tawny prickly hair in hue and toughness similar to the mountain gorse (Ulex Europeus). The widewinged nostrils, from which bristles of the same tawny hue projected, were of such capaciousness that within their cavernous obscurity the fieldlark might easily have lodged her nest. The eyes in which a tear and a smile strove ever for the mastery were of the dimensions of a goodsized cauliflower. " (U12.155)
"A powerful current of warm breath issued at regular intervals from the profound cavity of his mouth while in rhythmic resonance the loud strong hale reverberations of his formidable heart thundered rumblingly causing the ground, the summit of the lofty tower and the still loftier walls of the cave to vibrate and tremble." (U12.163)
"Patrick Sarsfield, Red Hugh O'Donnell, Red Jim MacDermott," (U12.178)
"Soggarth Eoghan O'Growney, Michael Dwyer, Francy Higgins, Henry Joy M'Cracken," (U12.179)
From the CE 1911: "Eugene O'Growney was a priest, patriot, and scholar (b. 1863 in Ballyfallon Co. Meath; d. 1899 in Los Angeles). Neither parent spoke Irish and it was little used where he was born; in fact, he was ignorant of the existence of a language of Ireland until a student at St. Finian's seminary at Navan. His interest in the language begun there continued at Maynooth, where from his entrance in 1882 he devoted himself to the study of the Irish language, antiquities, and history. His holidays he spent in the Irish-speaking parts of the country where he acquired his knowledge of the spoken language. Ordained in 1888, in 1891 he was appointed professor of Irish at Maynooth, and at about the same time became editor of the 'Gaelic Journal'. At the instance of the Archbishop of Dublin, he began his series of "Simple Lessons in Irish', first published in the 'Weekly Freeman.'
He was one of the founders of the Gaelic League, organized in Dublin in 1893 'for the purpose of keeping the Irish language spoken in Ireland', and later became its vice-president, which position he held until his death. In 1894, failing health sent him to Arizona and California, where he died. Some years after, with the aid of the Irish in the USA, his body was brought back to Ireland and buried at Maynooth."
"Goliath, Horace Wheatley, Thomas Conneff," (U12.181)
"Peg Woffington," (U12.181)
"the Village Blacksmith," (U12.181)
"Captain Moonlight, Captain Boycott," (U15.182)
"Dante Alighieri," (U12.182)
"Christopher Columbus," (U12.183)
"S. Fursa, S. Brendan, Marshal MacMahon," (U12.183)
Marie Edme Patrice Maurice de Mac-Mahon, duc de Magenta, Marshal of France (1808 - 1893) was a French politician of Irish descent. His ancestors, originally from Co. Clare, settled in France from Co. Limerick during the reign of James II, owing to the Penal Laws. They applied for naturalization in 1749. His family became part of the French nobility (his grandfather was named Marquis d'Equilly by King Louis XV) and practiced royalist politics. Patrice was the 16th of 17 children. He was educated at the College of Louis Le Grand and at the Academy of St-Cyr, graduating in 1827. He became Chief of State of France (1873 - 1875) and later served as the first president of the Third Republic (1875 - 1879).