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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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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

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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OUTLINES OF THE HISTORY OF IRELAND FOR FAMILIES AND SCHOOLS

REV. O COCKAYNE, M. A. - 1851
...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...water-cresses or shamrocks, there they flocked as to the sword, but all by the extremity of famine, which they themselves had wrought.' The last words he...
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The Irish Confederates, and the Rebellion of 1798

Henry Martyn Field - Ierland - 1851 - 369 pages
...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 country suddenly...
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The Tribes of Ireland: A Satire

Aenghus O'Daly - Ireland - 1852 - 112 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, that in short space there were none almost left, and a most populous...
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The tribes of Ireland: a satire, with poetical tr. by J. C. Mangan; together ...

Aenghus O'Daly - 1852
...they did eate the dead carrions, happy where they could ilnde them, yea and one another soone afier, insomuch as the very carcasses they spared not to...they flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue therewithall, that in short space there were none almost left, and a most populous...
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The Sunday at Home, Volume 46

1898
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The Flowering Plants and Ferns of Great Britain, Volume 2

Anne Pratt - Botany - 1855
...countrey, full of come and cattle," but that the inhabitants were now reduced to so much distress, that if they found " a plot of water-cresses or shamrocks, there they flocked as to a feast for the time." Many of us have in childhood looked diligently among the grasses of the meadow to find " a four-leaved...
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