That's all to no use, Mounseer Frog, mavourneen," thinks I; and I talked as hard and as fast as I could all the while, and throth it was mesilf jist that divarted her leddyship complately and intirely, by rason of the illigant conversation that I kipt up wid her all about the dear bogs of Connaught.
And then ounly percave the cuteness of the swate angel, for no sooner did she obsarve that I was afther the squazing of her flipper, than she up wid it in a jiffy, and put it away behind her back, jist as much as to say, "Now thin, Sir Pathrick O'Grandison, there's a bitther chance for ye, mavourneen, for it's not altogether the gentaal thing to be afther the squazing of my flipper right full in the sight of that little furrenner Frinchman, Mounseer Maiter-di-dauns.
Blood and thunder, Sir Pathrick, mavourneen," thinks I to mesilf, "fait it's jist the mother's son of you, and nobody else at all at all, that's the handsomest and the fortunittest young bog-throtter that ever cum'd out of Connaught
Thrue for you, Sir Pathrick," it said as plain as iver a squaze said in the world, "Thrue for you, Sir Pathrick, mavourneen, and it's a proper nate gintleman ye are -- that's God's truth," and with that she opened her two beautiful peepers till I belaved they wud ha' cum'd out of her hid althegither and intirely, and she looked first as mad as a cat at Mounseer Frog, and thin as smiling as all out o' doors at mesilf.
Three more versions followed immediately after Sogarth Aroon: IMP's Kathleen Mavourneen
(1913), Edison's Kathleen Mavourneen
(1913), and Thanhouser's Kathleen, the Irish Rose (1914).
Yet in a suitably silly literalization of the deus ex machina, halfway through the play, just as Father Mavourneen
is about to lead the "Fair Young Maiden" to his "groovy pad" with the Monsignor "disguised as a wanton high school girl" trying to make it a threesome, God simply gets red up with his representatives on earth and summarily whisks them off to Purgatory:
Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Paisley, Greenock and Coatbridge purveyed such robust entertainment as Peep o' Day or Savoureen Deelish, Dermot, the Son of Hibernia or The Girl of Balliemoyle, Whiteboys or The Lily of Leinster, Charles O'Malley or Love, Fun and Fighting, The Bleak Hills of Ireland, Handy Andy, The Irish Emigrant and Kathleen Mavourneen