THE POOR SCHOLAR.
One day about the middle of November, in the year
18—­, Dominick M’Evoy and his son
Jemmy were digging potatoes on the side of a hard,
barren hill, called Esker Dhu.&...
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 ...