The Cromwellian Settlement of Ireland

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McGlashan & Gill, 1875 - Ireland - 518 pages


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Page 9 - Without a sign his sword the brave man draws, And asks no omen but his country's cause.
Page 76 - Out of every corner of the woods and glens they came creeping forth upon their hands, for their legs could not bear them ; they looked like anatomies of death, they spake like ghosts crying out of their graves...
Page 11 - And when I was born, I drew in the common air, and fell upon the earth, which is of like nature, and the first voice which I uttered was crying, as all others do.
Page 90 - ... and gave directions to all in authority to seize those who had no visible means of livelihood, and deliver them to these agents of the Bristol sugar merchants, in execution of which latter direction Ireland must have exhibited scenes in every part like the slave hunts in Africa. How many girls of gentle birth must have been caught and hurried to the private prisons of these mencatchers none can tell.
Page 190 - I wish that all honest hearts may give the glory of this to God alone, to whom indeed the praise of this mercy belongs.
Page 307 - About the years 1652 and 1653," says Colonel Lawrence, in his Interests of Ireland, " the plague and famine had so swept away whole counties, that a man might travel twenty or thirty miles and not see a living creature, either man, or beast, or bird, — they being all dead, or had quitted those desolate places.
Page 266 - Ireland], when we consider how many there are of the children of Oliver's soldiers in Ireland who cannot speak one word of English. And (which is strange) the same may be said of some of the children of King William's soldiers who came but t'other day into the country.
Page 339 - That such a worthy man as he Should thus be put to shift, Being late a lord of high degree, Of living quite bereft.
Page xxx - Order Books of the Commissioners of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of England for the Affairs of Ireland...
Page 307 - ... where they saw a smoke; it was so rare to see either smoke by day or fire or candle by night.

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