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" And no spectacle was more frequent in the ditches of towns, and especially in wasted countries, than to see multitudes of these poor people dead with their mouths all coloured green by eating nettles, docks, and all things they could rend up above ground. "
An appeal to the commons and citizens of London. [Followed by] the preface ... - Page 60
by Charles Lucas - 1756 - 75 pages
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The Midland Septs and the Pale: An Account of the Early Septs and Later ...

Francis Ryan Montgomery Hitchcock - Ireland - 1908 - 311 pages
...the ditches of the towns, and especially in wasted countries, than to see multitudes of these poor people dead with their mouths all coloured green by...and all things they could rend up above ground.'' The one redeeming feature of the country was the prosperity and growth of the seaport towns. The quaint...
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A Student's History of England: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 1

Samuel Rawson Gardiner - Great Britain - 1910 - 1051 pages
...the ditches of the towns, and especially in wasted countries, than to see multitudes of these poor people dead, with their mouths all coloured green...and all things they could rend up above ground." In one place a band of women enticed little children to come among them, and murdered them for food. At...
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A Concise History of Ireland ...

Patrick Weston Joyce - Ireland - 1912 - 335 pages
...— " And no spectacle was more frequent in the ditches of towns than to see multitudes of these poor people dead with their mouths all coloured green by...docks, and all things they could rend up above ground." 506. O'Neill was not able to make any headway against Mountjoy and Docwra, both of whom continued to...
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The Foundations of Society and the Land: A Review of the Social Systems of ...

John Wynne Jeudwine - Agriculture - 1918 - 514 pages
...were by them surprised, killed and eaten. A common spectacle, he says, to see multitudes of these poor people dead with their mouths all coloured green by...docks, and all things they could rend up above ground. Coming down a little later, in 1652-3, in the time of that great upholder of liberty Oliver Cromwell,...
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Ireland's Fight for Freedom: Setting Forth the High Lights of Irish History

George Creel - Ireland - 1919 - 198 pages
...the ditches of towns than to see multitudes of these poor people dead with their mouths all colored green by eating nettles, docks, and all things they could rend up above the ground. Followed James I in time, and with him came new and ever greater persecutions for the Irish....
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Ireland's Claim for Recognition as a Sovereign Independent State

Éamon De Valera - Ireland - 1920 - 136 pages
...in wasted countries, than to see multitudes of these poor people dead, with their mouths all colored green by eating nettles, docks, and all things they could rend up above the ground. ' ' IN CROMWELLIAN PERIOD To the massacres of Elizabeth and James there succeeded those...
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The Twentieth Century, Volume 55

Nineteenth century - 1904
...the ditches of towns, and especially in the wasted countries, than to see multitudes of these poor people dead, with their mouths all coloured green...docks and all things they could rend up above ground.* I have thought it advisable to describe in some detail the severities which accompanied the final conquest...
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Nordirland in Geschichte und Gegenwart

Jürgen Elvert - History - 1994 - 573 pages
...frequent in the ditches of towns, and especially in wasted countries than to see, multitudes of these poor people dead with their mouths all coloured green by...eating nettles, docks and all things they could rend from the ground". It must be admitted that the Irish lords deployed similar tactics with similar results...
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The Invention of the White Race, Volume 1

Theodore W. Allen - History - 1994 - 310 pages
...Countries, than to see multitudes of these poore people dead with their mouthes all coloured greene by eating nettles, docks, and all things they could rend up above ground. (Ibid., 3: 281-3) Appendix G (see Chapter 2, note 108) Professor JA Barnes, of Australia National University,...
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God, Gulliver, and Genocide: Barbarism and the European Imagination, 1492-1945

Claude Julien Rawson - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 401 pages
...Countries, then to see multitudes of these poore people dead with their mouthes all coloured greene by eating nettles, docks, and all things they could rend up above ground.'" 7 The feverish energies seem a lot more like the Yahoos eating roots and tearing their food with their...
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