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" ... and if they found a plot of watercresses or shamrocks, there they flocked as to a feast for the time... "
Lives of illustrious ... Irishmen, ed. by J. Wills - Page 36
by Irishman - 1840
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Memoranda of Irish matters, by obscure men of good intention

Irish matters - 1844
...spared not to scrape out of their graves ; and if they found a. plot of watercresses and shamrock, there they flocked as to a feast for the time, (yet not able to continue there withal) : that in a short space there was almost none left, and a most populous and plentiful...
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An Ecclesiastical History of Ireland: From the Period of the English ...

Michael John Brenan - Ireland - 1845 - 504 pages
...— they spake like ghosts crying out of their graves. They did eat the dead carrions, happy where they could find them, yea, and one another soon after,...there they flocked as to a feast for the time; yet not being able long to continue therewithal, that in a short space there were none almost remaining and...
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The Patrician, Volume 4

John Burke, Bernard Burke - Genealogy - 1847
...death ; they spake like ghosts crying out of their graves, they did eat the dead carrion, happy were they could find them, yea, and one another soon after,...or shamrocks, there they flocked as to a feast for a time, yet not able to continue there withal ; that in a short space, there was none almost left,...
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A Primer of the History of the Holy Catholic Church in Ireland ..., Volume 2

Robert King - Ireland - 1846
...carrions, happy where they could find them, yea and one another soon after; insomuch as the very carcases they spared not to scrape out of their graves ; and...or shamrocks, there they 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...
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Paddiana: Or, Scraps and Sketches of Irish Life, Present and Past, Volume 2

Adam Blenkinsop, Sir William Henry Gregory - Ireland - 1847
...Rebellion," Preface. soone after; insomuch as the very carcasses they spared not to scrape out of the graves ; and if they found a plot of watercresses...shamrocks, there they flocked as to a feast for the time ; yea, not able to continue there withal ; that in shorte space there was none almost left, and a most...
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New curiosities of literature and book of the months, Volume 1

George Soane - 1847
...; when speaking of the distress, to which the Irish were reduced by the wars in Munster, he says, " if they found a plot of water-cresses, or shamrocks, there they flocked as to a feast for the time." View of the State of Ireland, AD 1596, Fol. Dublin, 1633. p. 72. That the Irish used the shamrock for...
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English misrule and Irish misdeeds, 4 letters

Aubrey De Vere (calling himself earl of Oxford.) - 1848
...insomuch as the carcases they spared not to scrape out of the graves ; and if they found a plot of cresses or shamrocks there they flocked, as to a feast, for the time ; yet not being able to continue long there withal." * At a later period the same writer recommended that the...
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Observations on popular antiquities: including the whole of mr ..., Volume 1

John Brand - 1849
...plentifull countrey, full of corne and cattle," says the inhabitants were reduced to such distress that, " if they found a plot of watercresses or Shamrocks, there they flocked as to a feast for the time." Mr. Jones, in his Historical Account of the Welsh Bards, 1 794, p. 13, tells us, in a note, that "...
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The Massachusetts Quarterly Review, Volume 3

1849
...death ; they spake like ghosts crying out of their graves ; they did eat the dead carrions, happy where they could find them ; yea, and one another soon after...to a feast for the time, yet not able to continue there withal ; that in short space there was none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful country...
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OUTLINES OF THE HISTORY OF IRELAND FOR FAMILIES AND SCHOOLS

REV. O COCKAYNE, M. A. - 1851
...eat the dead carrions, happy when they could find them ; yea, and one another soon after, inasmuch as the very carcasses they spared not to scrape out...or shamrocks, there they flocked as to a feast for a time There perished not many by the sword, but all by the extremity of famine, which they themselves...
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