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Mini Shopaholic (Shopaholic, Book 6)

Sophie Kinsella

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And quite in keeping with his associates and change of front, he grossly insulted his country- men in his speech. In the face of all these facts it does appear rather curious that Mr. But, take my word for it, there's nothing like honesty. By ... inadequate communication, and above all a far less intellectual society. In 1720 Swift wrote A Proposal for the Universal Use of Irish Manufactures (in Clothes and Furniture of Houses, and Utterly Rejecting and Renouncing Every Thing Wearable that Comes from England), trying to bring to light the unjust trade bans on Irish wool and the custom of the Anglo-Irish gentry of not using the Irish linen, wool or anything else manufactured in Ireland.

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Oh, Murderer Mine (Handi-Book Mystery, 20)

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Several men in the larger cities resigned good business positions the better to make prepara- tions for the approaching fight. The idea had been bouncing around for about a year until the UC Board of Trustees was able to put all the logistics in place. A british comic would never have musical punctuation, unless he was being ironic. The revolting troops marched towards Philadelphia, the seat of their own Government, with a view only of having their wrongs rectified.

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Ordeal Of Gilbert Pinfold 1ST Edition

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I'm going to go through what happens in each of the books, then we'll talk about what it was that Swift was trying to point out with each of these stories. The place of inauguration of the O'Briens, as Kings and Princes of Thomond, was at Tullagh, County Clare, and their motto or war-cry was "Lamb Laidir An Uachdar," or "The Strong Hand Uppermost." His original vow—“‘I mean always to hate women; they’re such dolls: … I’ll never marry: I’ll be a bachelor’” (Shirley 158)—is broken, and he becomes an adoring groomsman at Caroline’s wedding.

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The Late Hector Kipling: A Novel

David Thewlis

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He prevented it, lest it should alarm the country. Simcoe had been sent by Arnold on a similar mission in another direction, and the two armies, unopposed, effected a junction at Petersburg, when Cornwallis assumed command of the whole and sent the traitor Arnold to the North. Leonard Feinberg The satirist David Worcester The Art of Satire Arthur Pollard (1970) Satire Theories/Critical approaches to satire as a genre: Udo Kindermann. 2004 Frye."

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Don't Try This at Home

Angela Readman

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Anabaptist, Best of all possible worlds, Candide 917 Words But whoever saw a shepherd's crook wrought in costly gold, and of so unwieldly a size? He would be afraid they might commit " crime and out- rage," and if so he would expose himself to more serious punishment than two months in prison. Leaning against the mantelpiece on which stood the photograph of " Num- ber One," Curran posed in an easy attitude, smoking a cigar. In the former instances they were treated barbarously — slain as queen's enemies, or given up to the queen's forces.

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In The Company Of Cheerful Ladies - The No. 1 Ladies'

Alexander McCall Smith

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Colonel Thompson and his troops arrived at the American camp in Cambridge, Mass., before August 14, 1775, and on No- vember 10 following they drove back a British landing party at Lechmere Point. There in the chamber of mental torture he was put by Curran upon the inquisitorial rack. Pitcairn then drew his pistol and discharged it, at the same time giving the word Fire! March 1, 1838 This plate casts Lord Brougham in the role of "Silenus" riding to meet Midas and accosted by peasants in the forest.

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Fat Chance

Nick Spalding

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The spirit of patriotism soon reasserted itself, and the outrages perpetrated by the soldiers and Tories caused the people to unite in little bands for the pro- tection of their homes and families. On rushed the fugitives, disappearing not too rapidly within that half mile of autumnal forest. CHAPTER XXXIV. (1883.) TRIAL AND DEATH OF THE CAPTURED INVINCIBLES — JOSEPH URADV's STOICISM IN THE DOCK EVOKES ADMIRATION. Like the pitcher that goes too often to the well, the champ will go once too often to the ring, and be broken in the end.

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The Case of the Missing Boyfriend

Nick Alexander

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He had seen a great deal of frontier fighting in the United States Regular Army before the outbreak of the Civil War; was in the Seminole War and in the dreary march over the plains to Utah. Parnell that day had not experienced imprisonment — and as Mr. In 1922, the IRA briefly occupied the castle, but fled when the Free State Army approached. He was a leader in the war that Cromwell ended; his estate was confiscated and he was condemned to death. These sick and straggling men were mercilessly bayoneted by the British.

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The Gates: A Novel

John Connolly

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The Tory commission is now sitting (December, 1888). Adrian was elected, in 181 3, professor of mathematics and natural philosophy in Co- lumbia College, New York; soon after which he published a paper on the figure and magnitude of the earth, and gravity, which obtained for him great celebrity in Europe. He who was to be the head of real revolution was con- cealed in a house in Thomas Street, being in bed ill when Major Sirr and the military entered; but he fought desperately against his assailants and did not suffer himself to be captured till he had received a dozen wounds.

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Mouthing the Words: A Novel

Camilla Gibb

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Although we are now far more knowledgeable on satire than society was when reading the Swift piece, I think people still tend to be offended by satire regularly because they don't understand the ulterior motive behind it. In a recount about his show "My Struggle", he delighted that the reaction of the English to it could keep him employed as a comedian for many years; Australian audiences didn't have the same reaction - socially, he thought that that was wonderful, but professionally he wished Australians could be a bit more bigoted.

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