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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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AN ENGLISH PROSE MISCELLANY

JOHN MASEFIELD - 1907
...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...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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Contemporary Ireland

Louis François Alphonse Paul-Dubois - Ireland - 1908 - 536 pages
...sham-rokes, to these they flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue therewithall that in short space there were none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful country suddenly made voyde of man or beast." " From Dingle to the Rock of Cashel," say the Annals of the Four Masters,...
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Donahoe's Magazine, Volume 45

1901
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Bantry, Berehaven and the O'Sullivan Sept

Timothy Daniel Sullivan - Ireland - 1908 - 94 pages
...eat the dead carrions, happy where they could find them ... in a short space there was almost none left, and a most populous and plentiful country suddenly left void of man and beast. The reader will note the admission made in this " Spenserian stanza," as it might be called, that Ireland...
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The Song Lore of Ireland: Erin's Story in Music and Verse

Redfern Mason - Folk music - 1910 - 329 pages
...flocked as to a feast for the time, yet, not able long to continue there withal, that in short time there were none almost left and a most populous and plentiful country suddenly made void of man and beast." This famine Spenser would lay to the people's own fault; yet, in the same...
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The Life of Sir Humphrey Gilbert: England's First Empire Builder

William Gilbert Gosling - America - 1911 - 304 pages
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The Happy Irish

Harold Begbie - Home rule - 1914 - 330 pages
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Nova Hibernia: Irish Poets and Dramatists of Today and Yesterday

Michael Monahan - Authors, Irish - 1914 - 272 pages
...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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Nova hibernia: Irish poets and dramatists of today and yesterday

Michael Monahan - Biography & Autobiography - 1967 - 274 pages
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The Apocalypse of St. John: A Commentary on the Greek Text

James J. L. Ratton - Bible - 1915 - 509 pages
...anatomies of death ; they spoke like ghosts crying out of the grave. ... In a short space there was none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful country suddenly left void of man and beast " (Spenser's " State of Ireland," p. 165). They were even sold into slavery. Lecky relates how slave...
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