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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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The Church of st. Patrick. Or, A history of the origin, doctrines [&c.] of ...

William Waterworth - 1869
...crying out of their graves ; they •did eat dead carrions ; happy were they who could find them. In a short space there were none almost left, and a most populous and beautiful country was suddenly void of man and beast " — and say if the persecuted could have felt...
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Home Government for Ireland: Irish Federalism! Its Meaning, Its Objects, and ...

Isaac Butt - Federal government - 1871 - 116 pages
...they flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue there withall; so that in a short space there were none almost left; and a most populous and plentiful countrey suddainely left voyde of man and beast; yet sure in all made Ireland almost a desert. The...
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The History of Ireland, Ancient and Modern: Derived from Our Native Annals ...

Martin Haverty - Ireland - 1872 - 774 pages
...flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue therewithal : that in short spaŤ there were none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful! country suddainely left voyde of man and beast." (Slate of Ireland, p. 166). Similar pictures of the frightful...
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The Ecclesiastical History of Ireland: From the Earliest Period to ..., Volume 1

William Dool Killen - Church and state - 1875
...flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue therewithal ; in short space there was none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful country suddenly left void of man and beast." 1 " At this period," add the Irish annalists, " it was commonly said that the lowing of a cow, or the...
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The Ecclesiastical History of Ireland: From the Earliest Period to ..., Volume 1

William Dool Killen - Church and state - 1875
...flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue therewithal; in short space there was none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful country suddenly left void of man and beast." 1 " At this period," add the Irish annalists, " it was commonly said that the lowing of a cow, or the...
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The Ecclesiastical History of Ireland: From the Earliest Period to ..., Volume 1

William Dool Killen - Ireland - 1875
...flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue therewithal ; in short space there was none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful country suddenly left void of man and beast."1 " At this period," add the Irish annalists, " it was commonly said that the lowing of a cow,...
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The comprehensive history of England, from the earliest period to ..., Volume 2

Charles MacFarlane - 1876
...water-cresses 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...plentiful country suddenly left void of man and beast; yet sure, in all that war, there perished not many by the sword, 1)"' all by the extremity of famine,...
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The history of landholding in Ireland

Joseph Fisher (of Youghal, the younger.) - 1877
...flocked as to a feast for a time, yet not able to continue there withal, so that in short space there was none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful country suddenly left void of man or beast." Nothing can be more sad than this picture of the state of Ireland. The same writer in 1596...
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Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, Volume 5

Great Britain - 1877
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The Catholic keepsake

1843
...water-cresses or shamrocks, these they flocked as to a feast for the time, — yet not able long to continue therewithal! ; that in short space there were none almost left and a most populous and plentifull countrey left void of man and beast." — -A View of Ireland, by Edmund Spenser, Esq., in...
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