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" 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... "
Lives of illustrious ... Irishmen, ed. by J. Wills - Page 36
by Irishman - 1840
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Limerick: its history and antiquities

Maurice Lenihan - 1866
...their hands, for then- legges could not bear them, they looked like the anatomies of death ; they spake like ghosts crying out of their graves ; they did eat the dead carrions, happy where they could finde them, yea and one another soone after, inasmuch as the very carcases they spared...
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The History of Irish Periodical Literature: From the End of the ..., Volume 1

Richard Robert Madden - English newspapers - 1867 - 531 pages
...stony heart would have rued the sight. Out of every corner of the woods and glens they came forth on their hands, for their legs could not bear them; they looked like anatomies of death, and spoke like ghosts crying out of the grave ; they flocked to a plot of water cresses as to a feast,...
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Essays and Lectures: Historical and Literary

James Whiteside - Great Britain - 1868 - 478 pages
...wretchedness, 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...their graves ; they did eat the dead carrions, happy where they could find them ; yea, they did eat one another soon after, inasmuch as the very carcasses...
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THE CROMWLLIAN SETTLEMENT OF IRELAND

JOHN P. PRENDERGAST, ESQ. - 1868
...stony heart would have rued the sight. Out of every corner of the woods and giynns they came forth on their hands, for their legs could not bear them, — they looked like anatomies of death, and spoke like ghosts crying out of the grave ; they flocked to a plot of water-cresses as to a feast,...
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The Cromwellian Settlement of Ireland

John Patrick Prendergast - Ireland - 1868 - 288 pages
...stony heart would have rued the sight. Out of every corner of the woods and glynns they came forth on their hands, for their legs could not bear them, — they looked like anatomies of death, and spoke like ghosts crying out of the grave ; they flocked to a plot of water-cresses as to a feast,...
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Lectures on the History of Ireland: From A. D. 1534 to the date of the ...

Alexander George Richey - Ireland - 1870
...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...their graves ; they did eat the dead carrions, happy where they could find them ; yea, and one another soon after, inasmuch as the very carcases they spared...
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Miscellanea: Comprising Reviews, Lectures, and Essays, on ..., Volume 2

Martin John Spalding - American essays - 1894
...possession of his estate in Ireland : "Out of every corner of the woods and glynnes they (the people) came creeping forth upon their hands, for their legs...them. They looked like anatomies of death — they spake like ghosts crying out of their graves — they ate the dead carrion, happy when they could find...
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The History of Bandon, and the Principal Towns in the West Riding of County Cork

George Bennett - Bandon (Ireland) - 1869 - 572 pages
...every corner of the woodes and glynnes they came creeping forth upon their handes, for their legges could not bear them. They looked like anatomies of...death ; they spoke like ghosts, crying out of their grave ; they did cat the dead carrions, happy when they could find them." verance ; and that South...
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Caseine: Being Rural Meditations

Joseph Fitzgerald - American essays - 1869 - 313 pages
...stony heart would have rued the sight. Out of every corner of the woods and glynns they came forth on their hands, for their legs could not bear them. They looked like anatomies of death, and spoke like ghosts coming out of their grave. They nocked to a plot of water-cresses as to a feast,...
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Ierne: A Tale, Volume 1

William Steuart Trench - Land tenure - 1871
...their hands, for their legges could not bear them ; they looked like anatomies of death ; they spake like ghosts crying out of their graves; they did eat the dead carrions, happy where they could finde them; yea, and one another soone after, insomuch as the very carcasses they...
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