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Excerpt from Irishmen and IrishwomenIt was the fair day of Derrynaslieve, an inconsiderable village in one of the north-west counties of Ireland. The weather was favourable, and though prices were low, and consequently but little businessMoreExcerpt from Irishmen and IrishwomenIt was the fair day of Derrynaslieve, an inconsiderable village in one of the north-west counties of Ireland. The weather was favourable, and though prices were low, and consequently but little business transacted, still there was a large concourse of people, and a good deal of noise and bustle. Besides those who resorted to it for the purpose of buying and selling, there was, as usual, a large assemblage of idlers, of both sexes, and all ages- who, singly, or in small parties, sauntered up and down the principal, or indeed the only street: at one time, tumbling over the goods exposed for sale in the different booths, cheapening articles which they had no money to purchase- now congregating round a lame man, in a sailors dress, who sung the poetical story of his own disasters- and then taking their stand on the raised paved-way before the door of some public-house, staring at the passengers, or valuing the various purchases of their acquaintances.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.