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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 Country Gentleman's Magazine

Simpkin, Marshall & Co - 1832
...death, they spoke 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,...they flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue there withal, that in short space there were none left, and a most populous, plentiful...
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The remains of William Phelan [ed. by M. Phelan]. With a biogr ..., Volume 2

William Phelan - 1832
...carcasses 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 led, and a most populous and plentiful...
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The Border magazine, Volume 1

English literature - 1863
...them ; they looked like anatomies of death j they spake like ghosts crying out of their graves," &c., "and if they found a plot of water-cresses or shamrocks, there they flocked, as to a feast," &c. In Wyther's " Abuses Stript and Whipt," London, 1613, p. 71, is the following passage : — " And,...
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History of Ireland: From the Anglo-Norman Invasion Till the Union ..., Volume 2

William Cooke Taylor - Ireland - 1833
...not to scrape out of their graves ; and if they found a plot; of watercresses, or shamrocks, to these they flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able to continue therewithall ; that in a short space there were none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful...
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The Repealer's Manual; Or, Absenteeism: the Union Re-considered, Volume 1

William Joseph Battersby - Absentee landlordism - 1833
...spared not to scrape out of their graves ; and if they ^found a plot of watercressee or shamrocks, they flocked as to a feast for the time. Yet not able to continue them without that, in a short time there was none almost left ; and a most populous and plentiful country...
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Repeal of the Union: Report of the Debate in the House of Commons, on Mr. O ...

Great Britain. Parliament, 1834. House of Commons, Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons - Home rule - 1834 - 200 pages
...carrions,—happy were they could they find them ; yea, and one another soon after, insomuch 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 there withal,) that in short space there was none left, and a most populous and plentiful country suddenly...
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The History of England, Volume 3

Thomas Keightley - Great Britain - 1839
...did 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, yet not able long to continue therewithal ; that in short space there was none almost left,...
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Popular Songs of Ireland

Thomas Crofton Croker - Ballads, English - 1839 - 340 pages
...rebellion, of which he was an eye-witness, speaking of the wretched and famishing Irish, tells us that '' if they found a plot of watercresses or shamrocks,...they flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue there withal." But these passages, as referring to a period of national distress and...
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The Monthly review. New and improved ser. New and improved ser, Volume 1

1839
...rebellion, of which he was an eye-witness, speaking of the wretched and famishing Irish, tells us that ' If they found a plot of watercresses or shamrocks, there they flocked i\ to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue there withal.' B;T. these passages, as referring...
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The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland,

William Henry Bartlett - Engraving - 1844
...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...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...
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