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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 Trials of the Church: Or, the Persecutors of Religion, Volume 1

William Gleeson - Persecution - 1880
...they nocked as to a great feast for the time, and 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."* The account given in the foregoing of the deplorable condition...
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The Jesuits: their moral maxims and plots

James Aitken Wylie - 1881
...as to a feast for the 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." Let us glance at the rebellion of 1600. The leader of that rebellion was Hugh O'Neil, on...
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A Short History of the Kingdom of Ireland from the Earliest Times to the ...

Charles George Walpole - Ireland - 1882 - 423 pages
...shamrocks, there they thronged as to a feast for the time, yet not able to continue there with-all ; that in short space there were none almost left ; and a most populous and plentiful country left void of man and beast." And the evidence of Sir William Pelham himself as to the mode of conducting...
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The World's Cyclopedia of Biography, Volume 1

Biography - 1883
...there they flocked as to a feast for a time, yet not able long 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 ; yet sure in all that war there perished not many by the sword, but all by the extremity of famine...
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Spenser

Richard William Church - Novelists, English - 1883 - 181 pages
...there they flocked as to a feast for a time, yet not able long to continue there withal ; that in a short space there were none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful countrj suddenly left void of man and beast ; yet sure in all that war there perished not many by the...
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The Forum, Volume 48

United States - 1912
...or shamrocks, there they thronged as to a feast for the time, yet not able to continue there withal; that in short space there were none almost left; and a most populous and plentiful country left void of man and beast." One should, I repeat, take a course in Irish history — or English history...
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IRELAND UNDER ELIZABETH AND JAMES THE FIRST

JOHN DAVIES, FYNES MORYSON - 1890
...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...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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Ireland Under Elizabeth and James the First

Henry Morley - Ireland - 1890 - 445 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...populous and plentiful country suddenly left void of man or beast." But the eye for small things, the ear for gossip in the English camp, which, near truth...
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The O'Conors of Connaught: An Historical Memoir

Charles Owen O'Conor O'Conor Don, John O'Donovan - Connacht (Ireland) - 1891 - 395 pages
...there they flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue therewithal ; that in a short space there were none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful country suddenly left devoid of man and beasts." Such was the melancholy condition to which the greater part of Ireland was...
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English Writers: An Attempt Towards a History of English Literature

Henry Morley - English literature - 1892
...there they flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue therewithal ; that in a short space there were none almost left, and a most...populous and plentiful country suddenly left void of man or beast." Spenser wrote of the state of Ireland in his time with a full sense of the gravity of the...
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