But of her herb knowledge I wanted none; it is one thing for a pastor’s wife to have such learning and another thing again for a widow woman of my sort.
Geraldine Brooks - Year of wonders -pg.38
This book deals with the Dialect of the English Language that is spoken in Ireland. As the Life of a people—according to our motto—is pictured in their speech, our picture ought to be a good one, for two languages were concerned in it—Irish and English. … Here for the first time—in this little volume of mine—our Anglo-Irish Dialect is subjected to detailed analysis and systematic classification. P.W. Joyce’s 1910 work, “English as We Speak it in Ireland,” is a fascinating chronicle of a language’s life, and no mistake.
This was the biggest lie of all: he was not truly kind to her. All of his smiles dissolved into threat.
Karin Lowachee - The Gaslight Dogs - pg. 99