Category Archives: CONS

Dull, soulless eyes and coarse lips curled in a mountebank’s grimace! J.H. Greene.

 

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The Tatler. No. 97. 

I remember when our whole island was 
shaken with an earthquake some years ago, 
fchere was an impudent mountebank who 
sold pills, which, as he told the country 
people, were very good against an earth 
quake.
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“Tell them I was arrested for carrying concealed ideas!”

― “Machine Gun” Jack McGurn, Deadly Valentines: The Story of Capone’s Henchman “Machine Gun” Jack McGurn and Louise Rolfe, His Blonde Alibi

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If you were arrested for kindness, would there be enough evidence to convict you?

If you were arrested for kindness, would there be enough evidence to convict you?

Overheard at O’Banion’s Beer Emporium: “Pardon me, darlin’, but I’m writin’ a telephone book. C’n I have yer number?” ―

Henry D. Spalding, Lilt of the Irish: Encyclopaedia of Irish Folklore and Humour

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“Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.”
― W.B. Yeats