Carleton's Irish Peasantry

Volume One

by William Carleton

Illustrated by Harvey, Phiz, Franklin, Macmanus, Gilbert, and other Artists of Eminence

Published by George Routledge & Co, Farringdon Street, in 1854

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How the beautiful lady assists Jack with his tasks, from The Three Tasks
Jack Magennis playing at 'Five and Ten' with the 'dark-looking gentleman', from The Three Tasks
Mat. OFlanagan dropping Billy Cormick into the well, from Shane Fadh's Wedding
The Pigs would brake into the hape of praty-skins Sally would throw down for them, from Larry M'Farland's Wake
The first thing she saw was the body of her Husband - dead, from Larry M'Farland's Wake
Rose Gahl revenging her lovers' death, from The Battle of the Factions
Katty and her daughter going to confession, from The Station
But Kelly himself, his arms akimbo stood calmly over his enemy, from The Party Fight and Funeral
Mrs Kelly lamenting over her Husband's coffin, from The Party Fight and Funeral
The Advartaaisement, from The Hedge School
Matt Kavanagh exercising his vocation, from The Hedge School
Is it trechary you hint at? eh? Sarpint, from The Donagh; or, The Horse Stealers
God of Heaven an' earth! Have I murdered my daughter, from The Donagh; or, The Horse Stealers
Clearing the ship, from Phil Purcel, the Pig Driver
The race for the bottle, from Shane Fahd's Wedding
Neal Malone Annigulating the miller, from The Battle of the Factions
Phaddy entertaining the Priests, from The Station
Pilgrims entering the town of Petigo, from The Lough Derg Pilgrim
The pilgrims entering the Boat, from The Lough Derg Pilgrim
Handle your feet - off wid the Brogues! Woohoo! from The Midnight Mass
Darby More at his devotions, from The Midnight Mass
Giving the pig a warm reception, from Phil Purcel, the Pig Driver


Jack Magennis and the beautiful lady, by Phiz.  
"How the beautiful lady assists Jack with his tasks."
From The Three Tasks.

Jack Magennis playing cards with the "dark" gentleman, by Phiz.
"Jack Magennis playing at 'Five and Ten' with the 'dark-looking gentleman'."
From The Three Tasks.

Dropping Billy Cormack into the well, by Phiz.
"Mat. OFlanagan dropping Billy Cormick into the well."
From Shane Fadh's Wedding.

Interior of Larry's house, by Sibson.
"The Pigs would brake into the hape of praty-skins Sally would throw down for them."
From Larry M'Farland's Wake.

Larry's body brought home, by Sibson.
"The first thing she saw was the body of her Husband - dead."
From Larry M'Farland's Wake.

Rose Gahl revenging her lover's death, by Phiz.
"Rose Gahl revenging her lovers' death."
From The Battle of the Factions.

Katty and her daughter going to confession, by Wrightson.
"Katty and her daughter going to confession."
From The Station.

Combat between Kelly and Grimes, by Franklin.
"But Kelly himself, his arms akimbo stood calmly over his enemy."
From The Party Fight and Funeral.

Mrs Kelly lamenting over her husband's coffin, by Franklin.
"Mrs Kelly lamenting over her Husband's coffin."
From The Party Fight and Funeral.

The "Advairtasment", by Lee.
"The Advartaaisement."
From The Hedge School.

Mat. Kavanagh exercising his vocation, by Lee.
"Matt Kavanagh exercising his vocation."
From The Hedge School.

Is is trechary you hint at? Eh, Sarpint!, by Gilbert
"Is it trechary you hint at? eh? Sarpint."
From The Donagh; or, The Horse Stealers.

God of Heaven and Earth! Have I murdered my daughter! By Gilbert.
"God of Heaven an' earth! Have I murdered my daughter."
From The Donagh; or, The Horse Stealers.


Phil Purcel clearing the ship, by Wrightson.
"Clearing the ship"
From Phil Purcel, the Pig Driver.

The race for the bottle, by Phiz.
"The race for the bottle."
From Shane Fahd's Wedding.

Neal Mallone annigulating the miller, by Phiz.
"Neal Malone Annigulating the miller."
From The Battle of the Factions.

Phaddy entertaining the priests, by Wrightson.
"Phaddy entertaining the Priests."
From The Station.

Lough Derg pilgrims entering the town of Petigo, by MacManus.
"Pilgrims entering the town of Petigo."
From The Lough Derg Pilgrim.

Pilgrims entering the boat, by MacManus.
"The pilgrims entering the Boat."
From The Lough Derg Pilgrim.

The dance before mass, by Wrightson.
"Handle your feet - off wid the Brogues! Woohoo!"
From The Midnight Mass.

Dary More at his devotions, by Wrightson.
"Darby More at his devotions."
From The Midnight Mass.

Giving the pig a warm reception, by Wrightson.
"Giving the pig a warm reception."
From Phil Purcel, the Pig Driver.

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