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SKETCHES

OF
HISTORY, POLITICS, AND MANNERS,

IN

DU B L IN, -

AND

THE NORTH OF IRELAND,

IN 1810.

BY JOHN GAMBLE, Esq.

Long from a country ever hardly used,
At random censured, wantonly abused,
Have Britons drawn their sport with no kind view,
And judged the many by the rascal few.

CHURCHILs.

A NEPP EDITION.

LONDON :
PRINTED FOR BALDWIN, CRADOCK, AND JOY.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

THIS work, which is again with great deference submitted to the Public, was first published several years ago; and, I trust, in its present form, it will be found still more deserving of their attention. It is written in a similar manner to “Sketches in 1812;” and by short tale, by slight sketch, and brief dialogue, rather than by formal dissertation, it endeavours to make known a very peculiar people, and a state of society, unhappily unparalleled on the civilized earth. It has been honoured with the approbation of many distinguished individuals who have visited this country; and it has had a mark of approbation, if possible, more unequivocal still,—for it has been freely borrowed from by all descriptions of my contemporaries, speech-makers as well as writers ; and that too with as little notice taken of me, as Vesputius took of Columbus.

It may be thought, that in some instances I

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