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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 Story of the Irish Race: A Popular History of Ireland

Seumas MacManus - Ireland - 1921 - 719 pages
...third beast is a Tory," etc. carrions, happy where they could finde them; yea, and one another soone after; insomuch as the very carcasses they spared...to a feast for the time ; yet, not able to continue there withal; that in shorte space, there was none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful countrey...
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The Story of the Irish Nation

Francis Hackett - Ireland - 1922 - 402 pages
...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,...watercresses or shamrocks, there they flocked as to feast for the time, yet not able long to continue there withal; that in short space there were none...
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The New Larned History for Ready Reference, Reading and Research ..., Volume 6

Josephus Nelson Larned - History - 1923
...woods and glynnes they came creeping forth upon their hands, for their legges could not beare them, and if they found a plot of watercresses or shamrocks there they flocked as to a feast for the timer that in short space of time there were none [ie no people] almost left, and a most populous and...
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Essays

William Butler Yeats - Essays - 1918 - 538 pages
...they spared not to scrape out of theyr graves ; and if they found a plot of watercresses or shamrokes, there they flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue therewithal!; that in short space there were none allmost left, and a most populous...
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The Twentieth 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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English Literature and Irish Politics

Matthew Arnold - Literary Criticism - 1973 - 486 pages
...happy where 30 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." 35 Then, a hundred...
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Ireland's Literature: Selected Essays

Terence Brown - English literature - 1988 - 262 pages
...graves; they did eate the dead carrions, happy where they could finde them, yea, and one another soone after, insomuch as the very carcasses they spared...they flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue therewithall [. . .].' Canny suggests that the English or Anglo-Irish in Ireland were...
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Strangers to that Land: British Perceptions of Ireland from the Reformation ...

Andrew Hadfield, John McVeagh - History - 1994 - 315 pages
...very carcasses they spared not to scrape out their graves, and if they found a plot of water cress 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 left and a most populous and...
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Forging in the Smithy: National Identity and Representation in Anglo-Irish ...

International Association for the Study of Anglo-Irish Literature. International Congress - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 249 pages
...very carcasses they spared not to scrape out of their graves, and if they found a plot of water cress or shamrocks, there they flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue there withal, that in short space there were none almost left and a most populous...
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The Making of Ireland: From Ancient Times to the Present

James F. Lydon - History - 1998 - 425 pages
...very carcasses they spared not to scrape out of their graves. and if they found a plot of water cress or shamrocks. there they flocked as to a feast for the time. yet not able long to continue therewith. that in short space there were none almost left and a most populous and...
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