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" ... and if they found a plot of watercresses or shamrocks, there they flocked as to a feast for the time... "
Lives of illustrious ... Irishmen, ed. by J. Wills - Page 36
by Irishman - 1840
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Observations on the Fairy Queen of Spenser, Volume 2

Thomas Warton - Epic poetry, English - 1807
...spared not to scrape out of their graves. And if they found a plot of water-cresses, or shamrockes, there they flocked, as to a feast, for the time ; yet not able long to continue there withall, &c*." Spenser himself died in Ireland, in the most wretched condition,...
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An Impartial History of Ireland from the Period of the English ..., Volume 1

Dennis Taaffe - Ireland - 1809
...death; they spake like ghosts crying out of their graves, they did eat the dead carrions, happy were they could find them, yea, and one another soon after...to a feast for the time, yet not able to continue there withal; that, in short space, there was none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful country...
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An Historical and Critical Review of the Civil Wars in Ireland: From the ...

John Curry - Catholic emancipation - 1810 - 660 pages
...death ; they spake like ghosts crying out of their graves, they did eat the dead carrions, happy were they could find them, yea, and one another soon after...to a feast for the time, yet not able to continue there withal ; that, in short space, there was none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful...
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An historical and critical review of the civil wars in Ireland, from the ...

John Curry - 1810
...happy were they could find them, yea, and one another soon after : insomuch, as the very carcasses thev spared not to scrape out of their graves, and, if...to a feast for the time, yet not able to continue there withal ; that, in short space, there was none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful...
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Some traditionall memorialls on the reign of Queene Elizabeth [by Francis ...

Walter Scott - Great Britain - 1811
...spared not to scrape out of their graves ; and if they found a plot of watercresses, or shamrocks, here they flocked, as to a feast for the time ; yet not able long to continue therewithall, that in short space, there were none almost left, and a most populous...
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A Compendium of the History of Ireland: From the Earliest Period to the ...

John Lawless - Ireland - 1815 - 528 pages
...spared not to scrape out of their graves -T and If they found a plot of water-cresses or shamrocs, there they flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able to continue there withal ; that in a short space there was none almost left, and a most populous aiul plentiful...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 30

England - 1831
...carrions, happy where they could find them, yea, and one another soon after, insomuch as the very carcases they spared not to scrape out of their graves; and...shamrocks, there they flocked, as to a feast for the time." In the rebellions of the two O'Neales, the horrors of war were also greatly aggravated by those of...
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annals of ireland

the rev john graham - 1817
...after, insomuch as the very carcases they spared not to scrape out of their graves; and if they'found a plot of water-cresses or shamrocks, there they flocked as to a feast, for a time, yet not being able to continue there-whbal, in a short space of time there were none almost...
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Historical Memoirs of the City of Armagh: For a Period of 1373 Years ...

James Stuart - Armagh (Northern Ireland) - 1819 - 651 pages
...they spake like ghosts crying out of their graves. They did eate tlie deade carrions — happy where they could find them ; yea, and one another .soon...to a feast, for the time, yet not able to continue long therewithal, that in short space, there were none almost left and a most populous and plentiful...
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Vindicię Hibernicę: Or, Ireland Vindicated:: An Attempt to Develop and ...

Mathew Carey - Ireland - 1819 - 483 pages
...From their accounts, it would appear that they were among the worst of the human species,* other soone after, insomuch as the very carcasses they spared...flocked as to a feast for the time ; yet not able long to continue therewithall ; that in short space there were none almost left, and a most populous...
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