In arguing against the specificity of Irish bulls
the Edgeworths might be taken to project an assimilationist or universalist stance, suggesting that there's nothing that sets the Irish apart from, say, the English.
If for no other reason, this kind of preservation of dialect and idioms makes Irish Bulls
worthy of study for scholars of nineteenth-century literature and culture.
Together with "The Hibernian Medicant", "Bath Coach Conversation" and "The Irish Incognito"; "Little Dominick" is one of the four chapter-length prose national allegories in Irish Bulls
, where the Edgeworths weaken the political allegory by introducing a Catholic child's experiences in a boarding school, based on those of Richard Lovell Edgeworth himself (Butler 1999-2003: 327-328, vol.
Agriculture Minister Brendan Smith welcomed the opening up of China and claimed Irish bulls
were the best in the world.
A chapter on Irish bulls
shows entertainingly how the blunder, element (seen by the English as Irishisms) has been used for creative contradictions by writers both English and Irish.