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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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History of the Catholic archbishops of Dublin, since the Reformation

Patrick Francis Moran (card, abp. of Sydney.) - Bishops - 1864
...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 long withal, so that in a short space there were none almost left, and a most populous and plentiful...
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The Christian observer [afterw.] The Christian observer and advocate, Volume 64

1864
...where they could find them ; yea, they did eat 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." If all be not a fable that Irish historians have related of the humanity of its people before...
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An Ecclesiastical History of Ireland: From the Introduction of Christianity ...

Michael John Brenan - Ireland - 1864 - 682 pages
...themielvei, and devour one another. The proof whereof I uaw sufficiently in the late warres of Munster." and if they found a plot of water-cresses or shamrocks,...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 Cruise of the "Humming Bird"; Or, Notes Near Home

Mark Hutton - Ireland - 1864 - 336 pages
...eat the dead carrions : yea, happy were they who could find them, 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.' " " There were no Relief Committees in those days," remarked...
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The Glory and Shame of England, Volume 1

Charles Edwards Lester - England - 1866
...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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Limerick: its history and antiquities

Maurice Lenihan - 1866
...yea and one another soone after, inasmuch as the very carcases they spared not to scrape out of the graves; and if they found. a plot of water-cresses or shamrocks, there they Hocked as to a feast for the time, yet not able long to continue there withal, that in short space...
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Memoir of Thomas Drummond, R.E.,F.R.A.S., Under Secretary to the Lord ...

John Ferguson McLennan - Ireland - 1867 - 475 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...to a feast for the time, yet not able to continue therewithall ; that in short space there was none almost left, and a most populous and plentifull countrey...
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Essays and Lectures: Historical and Literary

James Whiteside - Great Britain - 1868 - 478 pages
...dead carrions, happy where they could find them ; yea, they did eat 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 were they not all long to continue there withal ; so that in short space of time, there...
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Notes and Queries

Electronic journals - 1869
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