Christfox in leather trews, hiding, a runaway in blighted treeforks, from hue and cry.
They say they used to give pauper children soup to change to protestants in the time of the potato blight.
Old Gummy Granny in sugarloaf hat appears seated on a toadstool, the deathflower of the potato blight on her breast.
But as before the lightning the serried stormclouds, heavy with preponderant excess of moisture, in swollen masses turgidly distended, compass earth and sky in one vast slumber, impending above parched field and drowsy oxen and blighted growth of shrub and verdure till in an instant a flash rives their centres and with the reverberation of the thunder the cloudburst pours its torrent, so and not otherwise was the transformation, violent and instantaneous, upon the utterance of the…
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The once thriving downtown has become an example of urban blight with abandoned buildings and too much crime.