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BRALLAGHAN,

OR THE

Deipnosophists.

BRALLAGHAN,

OR THE

Deipnosophists.

BY EDWARD KENEALY, Esq.

LONDON:

E. CHURTON, 26, HOLLES STREET.

M.DCCC.XLV.

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GEORGE PURCELL & Cq., PRINTERS, CORK.

TO THOMAS NOON TALFOURD, Esq.

Serjeant at Law.

DEAR SERJEANT TALFOURD,

I dedicate to you the following Juvenilia (forming part of a series,) scribbled while I was yet a mere College boy, and dear to me therefore as recalling some of the happiest moments of

my

life. How vividly as I pass over them, do they remind me of the old green trees, and sunny lawns-of silent walks and wanderings by moonlight beneath the grey porticos of Alma Mater—of the dear old books and busts, and summer days and summer thoughts of youth.

I am aware that they contain many faults ; but the flattering manner in which they have been received, makes me think that they contain also some redeeming qualities. For the personal jests and allusions I can only plead in excuse the exuberant fancy of a young man. The greater part was written in sportive fun—without

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