The Collegians: A Tale of Garryowen

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Routledge, Warne, & Routledge, 1861 - 288 pages

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Page 9 - Cooper constructs enthralling stories, which hold us in breathless suspense, and make our brows alternately pallid with awe and terror, or flushed with powerful emotion : when once taken up, they are so fascinating, that we must perforce read on from beginning to end, panting to arrive at the thrilling denouement" Dublin University Magazine.
Page 128 - Whose bosom can never recover The light it hath lost. As the young bride remembers the mother She loves, though she never may see; As a sister remembers a brother, O, dearest!
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