Untitled: an honest Hibernian


An honest Hibernian who stood listening to the remarks of a large crowd collected in Finsbury Square, a few nights since, to view the comet, which is now an object such general curiosity, after having heard many wise comments on the nature of comets, and of the danger which was to be apprehended, should one approach too near the earth, at length excited the astonishment of the multitude, by declaring in the most solemn manner, that he had often roasted potatoes by the tail of a comet in Ireland!

Steamboat Adventure
Made possible by the Rivers Institute and the
History Department of Hanover College.


How to cite this article: Untitled [an honest Hibernian], Pittsburgh Gazette, 6 Dec 1811, p. 3, available at http://history.hanover.edu/texts/1811.