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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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A Memoir on Ireland Native and Saxon

Daniel O'Connell - Great Britain - 1843
...they ' did ate the dead carrions, happy where they ' could find them ; yea, and one another soone ' after ; insomuch as the very carcasses they ' spared...shamrocks, ' there they flocked as to a feast for the time ; 1 yet, not able to continue there withal ; that in ' short space, there was none almost left, AND...
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The Condition and Fate of England ...

Charles Edwards Lester - England - 1843
...not to scrape out of their graves, and if they found a plot of water cresses, or shamrocks, to these they flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able to continue there withal, that in a short space there were none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful...
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History of Ireland and the Irish People: Under the Government of England

Samuel Smiles - Ireland - 1844 - 484 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...to a feast for the time, yet not able to continue withal ; that in short space there was none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful country...
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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 Complte History of Ireland,: From the Earliest Times: Being Compiled ...

Ireland - 1845
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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: From the ...

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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