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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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History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth, Volume 8

James Anthony Froude - Great Britain - 1863
...there they nocked as to a feast for a time. Yet were they not all long to continue therewithal, so that in short space there were none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful country was suddenly left void of man and beast; yet surely in all that war there perished not many by the...
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History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth, Volume 8

James Anthony Froude - Great Britain - 1863
...there they flocked as to a feast for a time. Yet were they not all long to continue therewithal, so that in short space there were none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful country was suddenly left void of man and beast ; yet surely in all that war there perished not many by the...
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History of the Catholic archbishops of Dublin, since the Reformation

Patrick Francis Moran (card, abp. of Sydney.) - Bishops - 1864
...there they flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able to continue there long withal, so that in a short space there were none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful country was suddenly left void of man and beast."* A few years of peace and comparative tranquillity sufficed...
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The Glory and Shame of England, Volume 1

Charles Edwards Lester - England - 1866
...to these they -flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able to continue there withal, that in a short space there were none almost left, and a most...plentiful country suddenly left void of man and beast." Even a poet's heart could refuse sympathy with such suffering, because forsooth, it came from Irishmen...
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Limerick: its history and antiquities

Maurice Lenihan - 1866
...shamrocks, there they Hocked 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 plentyfull country suddainely left voyde of man and beast/'* 1 The Glen of Aherlow, four miles south...
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The History of Ireland, Ancient and Modern: Derived from Our Native Annals ...

Martin Haverty - Ireland - 1867 - 774 pages
...thty flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue therewithal : that in sliort space there were none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful! country suddainely left voyde of man and beast" (Stale of Ireland, p. ICC). Similar pictures of the frightful...
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The Life and Times of Aodh O'Neill, Prince of Ulster: Called by the English ...

John Mitchel - Tyrone's Rebellion, 1597-1603 - 1868 - 246 pages
...this hard restraint they would quickly consume themselves and devoure one aaother." j And so " in a short space there were none almost left, and a most populous and plentif nil eountrey suddainly left voyde of man and beast." And starvation being in some instances...
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Essays and Lectures: Historical and Literary

James Whiteside - Great Britain - 1868 - 478 pages
...feast for a time. Yet were they not all long to continue there withal ; so that in short space of time, there were none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful country was suddenly left void of man and beast. Yet surely in all that war there perished not many by the...
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Lectures on the History of Ireland: From A. D. 1534 to the date of the ...

Alexander George Richey - Ireland - 1870
...shamrocks, there they thronged 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 ; yet, sure in all that war there perished not many by the sword, but all by the extremity of famine,...
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Miscellanea: Comprising Reviews, Lectures, and Essays, on ..., Volume 2

Martin John Spalding - American essays - 1894
...to those they flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able to continue there withal, that in a short space there were none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful country was suddenly left void of man and beast." 3 These are but single pages in the long and sad history...
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