The Island of Shams; or, The Nation of Featherheads. Being an Account of A curious People Who Are Supposed to Have Inhabited an Island Lying Near the Continent of Atalantis. Transcribed for the first time from an ancient Irish MS

TitleThe Island of Shams; or, The Nation of Featherheads. Being an Account of A curious People Who Are Supposed to Have Inhabited an Island Lying Near the Continent of Atalantis. Transcribed for the first time from an ancient Irish MS
Year for Search1880
Date Published1880
PublisherSimpkin, Marshall, and Co
Place PublishedLondon
Annotation

The Featherheads are the Irish, who have empty heads and no backbones and are proud of it. Their national symbol is the “sham rock.” Contrasted with the Island of Plums, or England, and its inhabitants, who are forthright, intelligent, and sturdy.

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1880 The Island of Shams; or, The Nation of Featherheads. Being an Account of A curious People Who Are Supposed to Have Inhabited an Island Lying Near the Continent of Atalantis. Transcribed for the first time from an ancient Irish MS. London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co. L

The Featherheads are the Irish, who have empty heads and no backbones and are proud of it. Their national symbol is the “sham rock.” Contrasted with the Island of Plums, or England, and its inhabitants, who are forthright, intelligent, and sturdy.