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" ... they could find them ; yea, and one another soon 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... "
Historical Memoirs of the City of Armagh: For a Period of 1373 Years ... - Page 303
by James Stuart - 1819 - 651 pages
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Strangers to that Land: British Perceptions of Ireland from the Reformation ...

Andrew Hadfield, John McVeagh - History - 1994 - 315 pages
...water cress or shamrocks, there they flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue therewithal, that in short space there were none almost...populous and plentiful country suddenly left void of man or beast. Yet sure in all that war there perished not many by the sword, but all by extremity of famine,...
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Forging in the Smithy: National Identity and Representation in Anglo-Irish ...

International Association for the Study of Anglo-Irish Literature. International Congress - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 249 pages
...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...plentiful country suddenly left void of man and beast (104). The final blow to the revolt was dealt when the Earl of Desmond was captured and beheaded in...
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A Book of Migrations: Some Passages in Ireland

Rebecca Solnit - History - 1998 - 194 pages
...watercresses or shamrocks, there they flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue therewithal, that in short space there were none almost...and a most populous and plentiful country suddenly void of man and beast." Conquest of the populace by sword and starvation combined as strategies to...
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A View of the State of Ireland

Edmund Spenser - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 228 pages
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Nature in Ireland: A Scientific and Cultural History

John Wilson Foster, Helena C. G. Chesney - History - 1998 - 658 pages
...water cress or shamrocks, there they flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue therewithal, that in short space there were none almost...populous and plentiful country suddenly left void of man or beast. Yet sure in all that war there perished not many by the sword, but all by the extremity of...
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The Making of Ireland: From Ancient Times to the Present

James F. Lydon - History - 1998 - 425 pages
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The Making of Ireland: From Ancient Times to the Present

James F. Lydon - History - 1998 - 425 pages
...shamrocks, there they flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue therewith, that in short space there were none almost left and...populous and plentiful country suddenly left void of man or beast. Yet sure in all that war there perished not many by the sword, but all by the extremity of...
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The Later Tudors: England, 1547-1603

Penry Williams - History - 1998 - 606 pages
...of death, they spake like ghosts crying out of their graves, they did eat of the dead carrsons ... In short space there were none almost left and a most...populous and plentiful country suddenly left void of man or beast . . .'." In July 1582 Baltinglass fled abroad and the revolt of the Pale was finished, leaving...
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The English Renaissance: An Anthology of Sources and Documents

Kate Aughterson - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 624 pages
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The New Oxford Book of English Prose

John Gross - Literary Collections - 1998 - 1012 pages
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