An Essay on Irish Bulls

  • Brian Hollingworth


A clear illustration of Edgeworth’s attitudes to Irish vernacular language can be found in her Essay on Irish Bulls published in 1802. This is her only major non-fiction work to deal with the issue, and it reveals both the extent and the limitations of her response to the local tongue.


Political Intention Grammatical Error Vernacular Language Contemporary Reader Irish People 
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© Brian Hollingworth 1997

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