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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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The history of landholding in Ireland

Joseph Fisher (of Youghal, the younger.) - 1877
...carrions, happy when 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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The Catholic keepsake

1843
...carrions, happy where they could find them, and if they found a plot of 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...
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The Ulster Civil War of 1641: And Its Consequences; with the History of the ...

John McDonnell - Ireland - 1879 - 187 pages
...happy where they could find them, yea, and one another some time after, inasmuch as the very carcases they spared not to scrape out of their graves ; and...to a feast for the time, yet not able to continue long therewithall ; that in short space there were none almost left, and a most populous and plentifull...
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Spenser

Richard William Church - Poets, English - 1879 - 180 pages
...carrions, happy where they could find them, yea and one another soon after, insomuch that 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 long to continue there withal; that in a short space there were none almost left,...
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The Nineteenth Century, Volume 9

Nineteenth century - 1881
...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...they flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue these withal ; that in short space there were none almost left. Then, a hundred and...
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The Jesuits: their moral maxims and plots

James Aitken Wylie - 1881
...carcases they spared not to scrape out of their graves ; and if they found a plot of water cresses or shamrocks, there they flocked 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...
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Irish Essays: And Others

Matthew Arnold - Copyright - 1882 - 308 pages
...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...they flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue these withal ; that in short space there were none almost left. Then, a hundred and...
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Mixed Essays: Irish Essays and Others

Matthew Arnold - Democracy - 1883 - 507 pages
...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...they flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue these withal ; that in short space there were none almost left. " Then, a hundred...
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The World's Cyclopedia of Biography, Volume 1

Biography - 1883
...carrions, happy where they could find them, yea and one another soon after, insomuch that 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 long to continue there withal ; that in a short space there were none almost left,...
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A Dictionary of English Plant-names, Part 1

James Britten - Plant names, Popular - 1886 - 618 pages
...speaking of the fearful destitution to which the Irish had been reduced by the wars of Munster — ' If they found a plot of watercresses or shamrocks, there they flocked as to a feast for a time.' Holinshed (Chron. I. 45 (1577-87) has 'Water cresses, which they toarme Shamrocks'; Speed...
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