The Cruise of the "Humming Bird"; Or, Notes Near Home

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Tinsley Brothers, 1864 - Ireland - 336 pages

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Page 254 - ... ere one year and a half they were brought to such wretchedness as that any stony heart would have rued the same. Out of every corner of the woods and glens they came creeping forth upon their hands, for their legs could not bear them ; they looked like anatomies of death ; they spake like ghosts crying out of their graves...
Page 264 - And the steps of the bearers, heavy and slow, And the sobs of the mourners deep and low; The weary sound and the heavy breath, And the silent motions of passing death, And the smell, cold, oppressive, and dank, Sent through the pores of the coffin plank...
Page 254 - ... after, insomuch as the very carcasses they spared not to scrape out of their graves ; and if they found a plot of watercresses or shamrocks, there they flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue there withal; that in short space there were none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful country suddenly left void of man and beast...
Page 275 - Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, But looks through nature up to nature's God...
Page 193 - England, and done real Kindness to the Irish. But the same Work is near four times as hard now to be done as then ; but it might be done, even now, with advantage to all Parties. Whereas* there are now 300 M.
Page 193 - Women were in one year, and | the next transported into England, and disposed of one to each Parish, and as many English brought back and married to the Irish, as would improve their Dwelling but to an House and Garden of 3 l.
Page 200 - Shannon, on pain of death ; and this sen" tence of deportation was rigidly enforced until " the Restoration. Their ancient possessions were " seized and given up to the conquerors ; as were " the possessions of every man, who had taken a " part in the rebellion, or followed the fortunes of " the king, after the murder of Charles the Jirst. " This whole fund was distributed among the offi...
Page 200 - Connaught, which had been completely depopulated and laid waste during the progress of the rebellion. They were ordered to retire there by a certain day, and forbidden to repass the river Shannon on pain of death: and this Sentence of deportation was rigidly enforced till the Restoration.
Page 193 - Irish live in a brutish nasty Condition, as in Cabins, with neither Chimney, Door, Stairs nor Window ; feed chiefly upon Milk and Potatoes, whereby their Spirits are not dispos'd for War.
Page 200 - His (Cromwell's) first act was to collect all the native Irish who had survived the general desolation and remained in the country, and to transplant them into the province of Connaught, which had been completely depopulated and laid waste in the progress of the rebellion. They were ordered to retire...

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