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In this respect, his extensive family of twenty-two children was the subject of his educational experiments, and his two major publications, Practical Education (1798), and Essays on Professional Education (1809) were his reflections upon the outcome. He was also a keen antiquarian, involved, for instance, in the contemporary discoveries of human remains and artefacts in the Irish peat bogs 5 . More crucially, perhaps, from the point of view of this discussion, he kept careful records of the Irish vernacular speech that he heard around him, particularly when he was acting as a magistrate.

125) might today be considered a particular and valuable feature of vernacular speech - it is talking from the Gray's despised 'chimney corner', and establishing our sense of ourselves. There is little room, however, in Edgeworth's model of language for such romantic fantasies. Her severely utilitarian viewpoint 'The Local and the Temporary' 25 here characterizes the vernacular as unreasoning, impractical, and therefore morally dangerous. By contrast, the standard form can be equated with Britton's 'participant' language, 'language to get things done' (1992, p.

Woolf, 1925, p. 120) However, as a scientist, with a remarkably wide range of interests, he should command considerable respect. Throughout his life 28 Maria Edgeworth's Irish Writing he was passionately interested in means of communication - in areas which were to revolutionize social life within the course of early industrialization. He made early experiments with the telegraph during his friendship with Sir Francis Delaval (Memoirs, 1820, 1, p. 146), and in later life made several attempts to interest the Irish government in his innovatory system (Memoirs, 1820, 2, pp.

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