Ireland 1847

Asenath Nicholson “I gave a little boy a biscuit, and a thousand times since have I wished that it had been thrown into the sea; it could not save him. He took it between his bony hands, clasped it tight, and half-bent as he was, lifted them up, looked with his glaring eyes upon me, and gave a laughing grin that was truly horrible. The curate turned aside, and beckoned me away. ‘Did you see that horrid attempt to laugh? I cannot stay longer, was my answer’.” Taken from The Truth Behind The Irish Famine, 100 images, 472 eye witness quotes. Signed copies at:

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