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“Oh look at this ;" shouted Barny, “ To be sure we have ; throth if we and he stamped on the deck with rage hadnt, this id be a bad place to go a —“ look at the blackguards where beggin." they're stayin', just a-purpose to ruin an “ What have you eatable ?" unfort'nate man like me. My heavy • The finest o' scalpeens." hathred to you, quit this minit or l'il
“ What are scalpeens ?". run down an yes, and if we go the bot Why you're mighty ignorant intom, we'll hant you for ever more-go' tirely,” said Barny, “why scalpeens long out o' that I tell you. The curse is pickled macharel." o' Crummil an you, you stupid vaga · Then you must give us some, for bones, that wont go out iv a man's nor we have been out of every thing eataist coorse!!”
able these three days ; and even pickled From cursing Barny went to pray- fish is better than nothing." ing as he came closer" For the ten. It chanced that the brig was a West dher marcy o'heavin and leave my India trader, that unfavourable winds way. May the Lord reward you, and had delayed much beyond the expected get out o' my nor-aist coorse! May period of time on her voyage, and angels make your bed in heavin and though her water had not failed, every dont ruinate ine this-a-way.” The brig thing eatable had been consumed, and was immoveable, and Barny gave up the crew reduced almost to helplessin despair, having cursed and prayed ness. In such a strait the arrival of himself hoarse, and finished with a duet Barny O'Reirdon and his scalpeens was volley of prayers and curses together, a muis providential succour to them, apostrophising the hard case of a man and a lucky chance for Barny, for he being “donc out of his nor-aist coorse.” got in exchange for his pickled fish a
Å-hoy there!!” shouted a voice handsome return of rum and sugar, from the brig, “put down your helm much more than equivalent to their or you'll be aboard of us. I say, let value. Barny lamented much howgo your jib and foresheet-what are ever that the brig was not bound for you about you lubbers ?”
Ireland, that he might practice his own 'Twas true that the brig lay so fair peculiar system of navigation ; but as in Barny's course that he would have staying with the brig could do no good, been aboard, but that instantly the ma- he got himself put into his nor-aisi nouvre above alluded to was put in coorse once more, and ploughed away practice on board the hooker, as she towards home. swept to destruction towards the heavy The disposal of his cargo was a great hull of the brig, and she buffed up into God-send to Barny in more ways than the wind along side her. A very paleone. 'In the first place he found the and somewhat emaciated face appeared most profitable market he could have at the side, and addressed Barny. had, and secondly it enabled him to
“ What brings you here ?” was the cover his retreat from the difficulty question.
which still was before him of not get“ Throth thin, and I think I might ting to Fingal after all his dangers, and betther ax what brings you here, right consequently being open to discovery in the way o' my nor-aist coorse. and disgrace. All these beneficial re* Where do you come from?"
sults were not thrown away upon one “ From Kinsale; and you did'nt come of Barny's readiness to avail himself from a betther place, I go bail.” of every point in his favour ; and, ac
“ Where are you bound to ?” cordingly, when they left the brig, “ To Fingall."
Barny said to his companions, "why * Fingall-where's Fingall?" thin boys, 'pon my conscience but I'm
Why thin aint you ashaimed o' as proud as a horse wid a wooden leg yourselfan' not to know where Fingall this minit, that ye met them poor un
fort'nate craythers this blessed day, and “ It is not in these seas."
was enabled to extind our charity to “Oh that's all you know about it,” them. Sure an' it's lost they'd be only says Barny.
for our comin' acrass them, and we, “ You're a small craft to be so far at through the blessin' o' God, enabled to sea. I suppose you have provision on do an act of marcy, that is, feedin' the board.”
hungry; and sure every good work we
do here is before uz in heaven-and was of transatlantic build: nor was he that's a comfort any how. To be sure, wrong in his conjecture. now that the scalpeens is sowld, there's Barny now determined on a mancuno use in goin' to Fingal, and we may vre, classing him amongst the first as well jist go home.”
tacticians at securing a good retreat. Faix I'm sorry myself,” said Jem Moreau's highest fame rests upon my, “for Terry O'Sullivan said it was his celebrated retrograde movement an iligant place intirely, an' I wanted through the Black-forest. to see it."
Xenophon's greatest glory is derived “ To the divil wid Terry O'Sullivan,” from the deliverance of his ten thousaid Barny, what does he know what's sand Greeks from impending ruin by an iligant place ? What knowledge his renowned retreat. has be of iligance? I'll go bail he Let the ancient and the modern hero never was half as far a navigatin' as “repose under the shadow of their we-he wint the short cut I go bail, laurels," as the French have it, while and never daar'd for to vinture the Barny O'Reirdon's historian, with a round, as I did.”
pardonable jealousy for the honor of " By dad we wor a great dale longer his country, cuts down a goodly bough any how, than he towld me he was.” of the classic tree, beneath which our
- To be sure we wor,” said Barny, Hibernian hero may enjoy his “otium "he wint skulkin' by the short cut, I cum dignitate." tell you, and was afeard to keep a bowld Barny calculated the American was offin' like me.—But come boys, let uz bound for Ireland, and as she lay, altake a dbrop o' that bottle o' sper'ts most as directly in the way of his “ Norwe got out o' the brig. By gor it's Aist coorse," as the West Indian brig, well we got some bottles iv it; for I he bore up to and spoke her. wouldn't much like to meddle wid that He was answered by a shrewd Yandarlint little kag ivit antil we get home.” kee Captain. The rum was put on its trial by Barny “ Faix an its glad I am to see your and his companions, and in their criti- honor again,” said Barny. cal judgment was pronounced quite as The Yankee had never been to Iregood as the captain of the ship had land, and told Barny so. bestowed upon them, but that neither “Oh throth I couldn't forget a ginof those specimens of spirit was to be tleman so aisy as that,” said Barny. compared to whiskey. By dad," says * You're pretty considerably mistaBarny, “they may rack their brains ken now, I guess,” said the Ameria long time before they'll make out a purtier invintion than potteen-that “ Divil a taste," said Barny, with rum may do very well for thim that has inimitable composure and pertinacity. the misforthin not to know betther; “ Well, if you know me so tarnation but the whiskey is a more nath'ral sper't well, tell me what's my name.” The accordin' to my idays.” In this, as in Yankee flattered himself he had nailed most other of Barny's opinions, Peter Barny now. and Jemmy coincided.
“ Your name, is it ?" said Barny, Nothing particular occurred for the gaining time by repeating the question, two succeeding days, during which Why what a fool you are not to know time Barny most religiously pursued your own name.” his Vor-Aist coorse, but the third day The oddity of the answer posed the produced a new and important event. American, and Barny took advantage A sail was discovered on the horizon, of the diversion in his favor, and changand in the direction Barny was steer- ed the conversation. ing, and a couple of hours made him “ By dad I've been waitin' here tolerably certain that the vessel in sight these four or five days, expectin' some was an American, for though it is need- of you would be wantin' me." less to say he was not very conversant “Some of us!-How do you mean?" in such matters, yet from the frequency “Sure an’arn't you from Amerikay?" of his seeing Americans trading to “ Yes; and what then?” Ireland, his eye had become sufficiently “ Well, I say I was waitin' for some accustomed to their lofty and tapering ship or other from Amerikay, that ud be spars, and peculiar smartness of rig, wantin' me. It's to Ireland you're to satisfy him that the ship before him goin' I dar' say."
you are,” said Jemmy, in his simpli“Well, I suppose you'll be wantin'a city of heart. pilot," said Barny.
« Whisht, you omadhann !" said Yes, when we get in shore, but not Barny, or I'll cut the tongue out o' yet.”
you. Now mind me, Pether. You “Oh, I don't want to hurry you," don't undherstan'navigashin and the said Barny.
varrious branches o' knowledge, an’so “ What port are you a pilot of ?" all you have to do is to folly the ship
Why indeed, as for the matther o' when I get into her, an' I'll show you that,” said Barny, “ they're all aiqual the way home.” to me aʼmost.”
Barny then got aboard the American “ All,” said the American. Why vessel, and begged of the captain, that I calculate you could'nt pilot a ship as he had been out at sea so long, and into all the ports of Ireland.”
had gone through “a power o' hardship “ Not all at wanst (once),” said intirely,” that he would be permitted to Barny, with a laugh, in which the go below and turn in to take a sleep, American could not help joining. “ for in troth its myself and sleep that
“ Well, I say, what ports do you is sthrayngers for some time," said know best?"
Barny, an' if your honor ’ill be plazed “ Why thin, indeed," said Barny, I'll be thankful if you won't let them it would be hard for me to tell ; but disturb me antil I'm wanted, for sure wherever you want to go, I'm the man till you see the land there's no use for that'll do the job for you complate. me in life, an' throth I want a sleep Where is your honor goin'?”
sorely.” “I won't tell you that-but do you Barny's request was granted, and it tell me what ports you know best?" will not be wondered at, that after so
“ Why there's Watherford, an'there's much fatigue of mind and body, be Youghall, an' Fingal.”.
slept profoundly for four-and-twenty “ Fingal! Where's that ?"
hours. He then was called, for land “ So you don't know where Fingal was in sight, and when he came on is.-Oh, I see you're a sthranger, Sir, deck the captain rallied him upon the -an'then there's Cork."
potency of his somniferous qualities * You know Cove, then."
calculated” he had never met Is it the Cove o' Cork why ?" anyone who could sleep" fourYes."
and-twenty hours on a stretch, before." “I was bred an' born there, and Oh, Sir," said Barny, rubbing his pilots as many ships into Cove as any eyes, which were still a little hazy, other two min out of it.”
" whiniver I go to sleep I pay attiBarny thus sheltered his falsehood tion to it.” under the idiom of his language.
The land was
neared, and " But what brought you so far out to Barny put in charge of the ship, when sea ?” asked the Captain.
he ascertained the first land mark be “ We wor lyin' out lookin' for ships was acquainted with; but as soon as that wanted pilots, and there kem the Head of kinsale hove in sight, an the terriblest gale o’ wind aff the Barny gave a “ whoo,” and cut a caper land, an' blew us to say out intirely, that astonished the Yankees, and was an’ that's the way iv it, your honor.” quite inexplicable to them, though,
“I calculate we got a share of the we fatter ourselves, it is not to those same gale ; 'twas from the Nor- who do Barny the favor of reading his East."
adventures. “Oh, directly!” said Barny, “faith “ Oh! there you are, my darlint ould you're right enough, 'twas the Nor-dist head! an’ where's the head like you? coorse we wor an sure enough; but no throth its little I thought I'd ever set matther now that we've met wid you eyes an your good-looking faytures -sure we'll have a job home anyhow." ayin. But God's good !”
“ Well, get aboard then,” said the In such half muttered exclamations American.
did Barny apostrophise each well“ I will in a minit, your honor, whin known point of his native shore, and, I jist spake a word to my comrades when opposite the harbour of Kinsale here.”
he spoke the hooker that was somewhat Why sure its not goin' to turn pilot astern, and ordered Jemmy and Peter
to put in there, and tell Molly im- But Barny did make other voyages I mediately that he was come back, can assure you ; and, perhaps, he may and would be with her as soon as he appear in his character of navigator could after piloting the ship into Cove. once more, if his daring exploits be not
But an your apperl don't tell Pether held valueless by an ungrateful world, Kelly o’the big farm, nor indeed don't as in the case of his great predecessor, mintion to man nor mortial about the Columbus. navigation we done antil I come home As some curious persons,(I don't mean myself and make them sinsible of it, the ladies), may wish to know what bebekase Jemmy and Pether, neither o’ came of some of the characters who have yiz is aqual to it, and does'nt undher- figured in this tale, I beg to inform them stan’ the branches o' knowledge re- that Molly continued a faithful wife and quizit for discoorsin' o'navigation." time-keeper, as already alluded to, for
The hooker put into Kinsale, and many years. That Peter Kelly was so Barny sailed the ship into Cove. It pleased with his share in the profits was the first ship he ever had acted arising from the trip, in the ample rethe pilot for, and his old luck attended turn of rum and sugar, that he freighted bim; no accident befel his charge, and, a large brig with scalpeens to the West what was still more extraordinary, he Indies, and went supercargo himself. made the American believe he was ab. All he got in return was the yellow solutely the most skilful pilot on the fever. station. So Barny pocketed his pilot's Barny profited better by his share ; fee
, swore the Yankee was a gentleman, he was enabled to open a publicfor which the republican did not thank house, which had more custom than him, wished him good hye, and then any ten within miles of it. Molly pushed his way home with what Barny managed the bar very efficiently, and swore was the easiest made money he Barny “ discoorsed" the customers ever had in his life. So Barny got most seductively ; in short, Barny, at himself paid for piloting the ship that all times given to the marvellous, became home.
a greater romancer than ever, and, for All the fishermen in the world may years, attracted even the gentlemen of throw their caps at this feat-none but the neighbourhood, who loved fun, to an Irishman, we fearlessly assert, could his house, for the sake of his magnanihare executed so splendid a coup de mous mendacity:
As for the hitherto triumphant Terry And now, sweet readers, (the ladies O'Sullivan, from the moment Barny's I mean, did you ever think Barny Bingal adventure became known, he would get home? I would give a was obliged to fly the country, and was Lundred of pens to bear all the never heard of more, while the hero of guesses that have been made as to the the hooker became a greater man than prolable termination of Barny's adven- before, and never was addressed by any ture. They would furnish good ma
other title afterwards than that of The terial, I doubt not, for another voyage.
shoird him the way
OBERON TO PITANIA.
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If slumber steal upon thine eye,