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flagrant marl, jingling his turnpike keys and bearing aloft amid1
the fixed pikes of the hunting party a high perch atop of which a2
flowerpot was fixed earthside hoist with care. On his majesty, who3
was, or often feigned to be, noticeably longsighted from green4
youth and had been meaning to inquire what, in effect, had caused5
yon causeway to be thus potholed, asking substitutionally to be6
put wise as to whether paternoster and silver doctors were not7
now more fancied bait for lobstertrapping honest blunt Harom-8
phreyld answered in no uncertain tones very similarly with a fear-9
less forehead: Naw, yer maggers, aw war jist a cotchin on thon10
bluggy earwuggers. Our sailor king, who was draining a gugglet11
of obvious adamale, gift both and gorban, upon this, ceasing to12
swallow, smiled most heartily beneath his walrus moustaches and13
indulging that none too genial humour which William the Conk14
on the spindle side had inherited with the hereditary whitelock15
and some shortfingeredness from his greataunt Sophy, turned to-16
wards two of his retinue of gallowglasses, Michael, etheling lord17
of Leix and Offaly and the jubilee mayor of Drogheda, Elcock,18
(the two scatterguns being Michael M. Manning, protosyndic of19
Waterford and an Italian excellency named Giubilei according to20
a later version cited by the learned scholarch Canavan of Can-21
makenoise), in either case a triptychal religious family symbolising22
puritas of doctrina, business per usuals and the purchypatch of23
hamlock where the paddish preties grow and remarked dilsydul-24
sily: Holybones of Saint Hubert how our red brother of Pour-25
ingrainia would audibly fume did he know that we have for sur-26
trusty bailiwick a turnpiker who is by turns a pikebailer no sel-27
domer than an earwigger For he kinned Jom Pill with his court28
so gray and his haunts in his house in the mourning. (One still29
hears that pebble crusted laughta, japijap cheerycherrily, among30
the roadside tree the lady Holmpatrick planted and still one feels31
the amossive silence of the cladstone allegibelling: Ive mies outs32
ide Bourn.) Comes the question are these the facts of his nom-33
inigentilisation as recorded and accolated in both or either of the34
collateral andrewpaulmurphyc narratives. Are those their fata35
which we read in sibylline between the fas and its nefas? No dung36

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