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    Gerald Griffin
Excerpt from book: THE MISTAKE. There was no happier man in the wide world, than Phelim O'Rourke, from the longest day he could remember, until that on which he was married, and alas, that we should have to record it, no one so miserable ever after. His fate was the more pitiable, that he was unusually cautious in entering on a state which was to fix the good or evil fortune of his future life. He did not embrace it as a mere boy, he was verging fast beyond manhood at the time, he had known the object of his choice from childhood, and he devoted a fortnight of deep contemplation to the affair before Shrovetide. But after the inextricable knot was tied, the grounds upon which his unfortunate attachment rested, proved beyond all conception unsubstantial. The gay good hnmour of little Anty O'Donnel, the tender look, the glad welcome, and above all the winning obsequiousness of manner, which first caught his heart, one by one, faded, like fairy gifts away, in the person of Mrs. O'Rourke, until at the end of five or six months, he .began almost to call in question, the fact of their having ever had any existence. He sometimes thought to himself, that he must have been juggled by witchcraft, or his imagination deluded by some love potion, perhaps privately administered by Anty. When he went from home in the morning, instead of the fond farewell look, which, in his young fancy, he imagined would daily follow him to his early labour, he had to endure the frowning glances of his helpmate, and her oft repeated charges about his tarrying out after work time: for the joyous welcome home, he met a reception that would have augured a change for the worse, in the wife of Rip Van Winkle ! and for the fond anxiety to please in their frequent communings, a total disregard to every wish of his heart, and a determin...  
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