TALES AND STORIES OF THE IRISH PEASANTRY

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Page 261 - Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, for they rest from their labors, and their works do follow them !" Having uttered the words aloud, he sat down beside the bed, buried his face in his handkerchief, and wept.
Page 34 - ... fled as to a friend, now required friendship at a moment when the wide-spread poverty of the country rendered its assistance hopeless. On rising from his bed of sickness, the prospect before him required his utmost fortitude to bear. He...
Page 65 - We're goin' at last to beg our bread through the world wide, where none will know of the happy days we passed widin your walls ! We must lave you ; but glory be to the Almighty, we are goin...
Page 35 - He was now wasted in energy both of mind and body, reduced to utter poverty, with a large family of children, too young to assist him, without means of retrieving his circumstances, his wife and himself gaunt skeletons, his farm neglected, his house wrecked, and his offices falling to ruin, yet every day bringing the half-year's term nearer ! Oh, ye who riot on the miseries of such, men — ye who roll round the easy circle of fashionable life, think upon this picture ! Ye vile and heartless landlords,...

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