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The History of Ulster Vol. 4.14-02-2016

In describing the condition of Londonderry at this period of the siege it is impossible to improve on Lord Macaulay's vivid and accurate summary of Walker's account of the state of things, which he says was " hour by hour becoming more frightful. The number of the inhabitants had been thinned more by famine and disease than by the fire of the enemy. Yet that fire was sharper and more constant than ever. One of the gates was beaten in one of the bastions was laid in ruins; but the breaches made by day were repaired by night with indefatigable activity.

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The History of Ulster Vol. 4.