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OF

HISTORY, POLITICS, AND MANNERS,

IN

DUBLIN,

AXD

THE NORTH OF IRELAND,

IN 1810.

BY JOHN GAMBLE, Esq.

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Long from a country ever hardly used,
At random censured, wantonly abused,
Have Britons drawn their sport with no kind view,
And judged the many by the rascal few.

CHURCHILL.

A NEW EDITION.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR BALDWIN, CRADOCK, AND JOY.

1826.

Neu

THENEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

ASTOR, LENOX AND TJEN FOUNDATIONS.

1897.

ADVERTISEMENT.

THIS work, which is again with great deference submitted to the Public, was first published several years ago; and, I trust, in its present form, it will be found still more deserving of their attention. It is written in a similar manner to “ Sketches in 1812;" and by short tale, by slight sketch, and brief dialogue, rather than by formal dissertation, it endeavours to make known a very peculiar people, and a state of society, unhappily unparalleled on the civilized earth. It has been honoured with the approbation of many distinguished individuals who have visited this country; and it has had a mark of approbation, if possible, more unequivocal still,—for it has been freely borrowed from by all descriptions of my contemporaries, speech-makers as well as writers ; and that too with as little notice taken of me, as Vesputius took of Columbus.

It may be thought, that in some instances I

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