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Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 11:12:39 -0600
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In "John Chinaman in New York"'[Sketches New and Old], the "exile" person
in front of the tea store answers, "Divil a cint but four dollars a week
and find
meself; but it's aisy, barrin' the troublesome furrin clothes that's so
expinsive."
How do we know it's Irish? Could someone shed light please?

Xilao Li

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