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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 Flowering Plants of Great Britain, Volume 1

Anne Pratt - Botany - 1855
...countrey, full of corne 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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Miscellanea: Comprising Reviews, Lectures, and Essays, on Historical ...

Martin John Spalding - 1855 - 639 pages
...not to scrape out of their graves ; and if they found a plat of water-cresses, or shamrocks, to those 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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The Works of Edmund Spenser: With Observations on His Life and Writings

Edmund Spenser - 1857 - 549 pages
...soon after, insomuch as the very carcasses they spared not to scrape out of their graves ; and if tbey found a plot of watercresses 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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Modern English Literature: Its Blemishes and Defects

Henry Hegart Breen - English language - 1857 - 307 pages
...when speaking of the distress to which the Irish were reduced by the wars in Minister, he says : ' If they found a plot of watercresses or shamrocks, there they flocked as to a feast for the time.' " Now, I take it that the singularity in this business is all on the side of Soane himself, who Mill...
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A Collection of Tracts and Treatises Illustrative of the Natural ..., Volume 1

Ireland - 1860
...graves ; they did eate the dead carrions, happy where they could finde them, yea, and one another sooue 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 comprehensive history of England, from the earliest period to ..., Volume 2

Charles MacFarlane - 1861
...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,...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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Irish History and Irish Character

Goldwin Smith - Ireland - 1861 - 197 pages
...eat .the dead carrions, happy where they could find them, yea, and one another soon after, in so much as the very carcasses they spared not to scrape out...they flocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue therewithal ; so that in short space there were none almost left, and a most populous...
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The Diocese of Meath: Ancient and Modern, Volume 2

Anthony Cogan - Ireland - 1867
...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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History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth, Volume 8

James Anthony Froude - Great Britain - 1863
...another soon after, in- .&,,,. of somuch as the very carcasses they spared not to scrape Munsti!''out of their graves ; and if they found a plot of watercresses...or shamrocks, there they flocked as to a feast for a time. Yet were they not all long to continue therewithal, so that in short space there were none...
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History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth, Volume 8

James Anthony Froude - Great Britain - 1863
...another soon after, in- state of somuch as the very carcasses they spared not to scrape JIuusterout of their graves ; and if they found a plot of watercresses...or shamrocks, there they flocked as to a feast for a time. Yet were they not all long to continue therewithal, so that in short space there were none...
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