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title Harry MacTavish, Belfast Wit
creator Ross, Mary
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description <p>The style might vary. Master of the<br />quick retort, the droll commentator<br />on everyone's else's business, the slow<br />and the sly, the hot or the dry. But every<br />community seemed to have its local wit.<br />The story of their witticisms grew in the<br />telling as they were passed around from<br />mouth to mouth and, in some cases,<br />from generation to generation, until<br />they grew polished and smooth like pebbles<br />from a riverbed.<br />One such person was Belfast's Harry<br />MacTavish. Mary Ross re-told his story<br />— and many of his stories — during the<br />1993 Island Lecture Series. Excerpts<br />from that lecture are adapted below.</p>
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1994
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-468
source 35
language en_US
rights <p>Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.</p>

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title Harry MacTavish, Belfast Wit
creator Ross, Mary
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description <p>The style might vary. Master of the<br />quick retort, the droll commentator<br />on everyone's else's business, the slow<br />and the sly, the hot or the dry. But every<br />community seemed to have its local wit.<br />The story of their witticisms grew in the<br />telling as they were passed around from<br />mouth to mouth and, in some cases,<br />from generation to generation, until<br />they grew polished and smooth like pebbles<br />from a riverbed.<br />One such person was Belfast's Harry<br />MacTavish. Mary Ross re-told his story<br />— and many of his stories — during the<br />1993 Island Lecture Series. Excerpts<br />from that lecture are adapted below.</p>
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1994
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-468
source 35
language en_US
rights <p>Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.</p>