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  • You can't do it, Paddy, thinks I, it won't answer this time, you'll break your great t hick Irish head against this fortress of shot and steel, and have your army torn to ribbons, and lose the war, and never see Tipperary again, you benighted old bog-trotter, you -

    Flashman And The Mountain Of Light

  • From highest to lowest -- in the peer and the bog-trotter, the inherent propensity breaks forth, more or less modified by station and education.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847

  • I treated the Greek, of course, with the contempt which he merited, whereupon he called another overgrown bog-trotter to his assistance, and the twain forthwith attacked me with great fury.

    My Life: or the Adventures of Geo. Thompson Being the Auto-Biography of an Author. Written by Himself.

  • Less than three centuries ago, Raleigh attracted a crowd by sitting smoking at his door: now, the humblest bog-trotter of Ireland must be poor indeed who cannot own or borrow a pipe.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 34, August, 1860

  • A book of such charms, of that era, taken from the pocket of a moss-trooper or bog-trotter, contained among other things a recipe for the cure of intermittent fever by certain barbarous characts.

    Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery

  • Moss in Scotland is bog in Ireland, and moss-trooper is bog-trotter: there was, however, one hut built of loose stones, piled up with great thickness into a strong though not solid wall.

    Selected English Letters

  • "The express is right behind us, and it'll run us down, you damned bog-trotter!"

    The Grafters

  • In the fourth edition of Dr. Adam Littleton's Linguae Latinae Liber Dictionarius, published in 1703, Whig is translated Homo fanaticus, factiosus; Whiggism, Enthusiasmus, Perduellio; Tory, bog-trotter or Irish robber, Praedo Hibernicus; Tory opposed to whig, Regiarum partium assertor.

    Life Of Johnson

  • He goes to the forest looking like a magistrate and a gentleman; he always comes back looking like a bog-trotter and a drunkard.

    The Entailed Hat Or, Patty Cannon's Times

  • Alpine climbing, but that he should be forced to live a life compared with which that of an Irish bog-trotter was decent and civilized, was a daily torment to him.

    Cobwebs and Cables

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