PHIL PURCEL, THE PIG-DRIVER.
Phil Purcel was a singular character, for he was never
married; but notwithstanding his singularity, no man
ever possessed, for practical purposes, a more plentiful
William Carleton was a storyteller first and last. Unlike other Irish literary nationalists of the nineteenth century, he did not look for his true subject in the distant past--in nostalgia or in the ...