Books: Formula

SHANTY IRISH—Jim Tully—A & C Boni ($2.50).

"There was niver any fun in Ireland, me lad—it was always a wailin' and a weepin' country. Hearts full of the great sadness and stomicks empty of food—fools prayin' to God, and starvin' on their knays. Ireland at its bist was a hard country—we lived wit the pigs and the geese—we petted thim an' thin we ate thim." Grandfather Tully lived through the Great Famine "a-suckin' the wind and drinkin' the rain on the bogs,'' then migrated to Ohio there to continue his ditching, peddling, champion drinking, yarn-swapping. Whether he was better off in...

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