School: Brittas (roll number 12217)

Brittas, Co. Dublin
B. Ní Mhaoldhomhnaigh
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0794, Page 456

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  1. Once there was a man summoned for having his goat trepassing on other land.
    He went to a solicitor, and stated his case, to him.
    The latter told him to answer no questions but to laugh at every thing he was asked.
    So the judge said that this man was silly, and dismissed the case.
    The solicitor waited some time for his fee, and on not getting it he wrote him several letters, but got no reply.
    At last he went personly to him, and Jack was sitting by the fire.
    "Well Jack have you my money?
    So Jack laughed, and he had to go off
    with-out his money.
    This was a case of a person cutting a rod to beat him-self.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. genre
      1. verbal arts (~1,483)
        1. jokes (~6,086)
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    Séamus Ó Dubhda
    Brittas, Co. Dublin
  2. In country places, where there is only one Mass, it is customary for one person to stay at home. One Sunday an old woman had not been to Mass, and on seeing the people,
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