The next danger was from the people, who were infuriated by the dearth of corn.
Other prophets of the same age speak much of dearth and failure of crops, which in Palestine then as now were aggravated by bad government, and were far more serious to a small and isolated community than they could ever have been to the old kingdom.
English was little spoken or understood amongst the peasant population, and there was a great dearth of Welsh educational works.
In certain countries (among them England) where there is a dearth of secular priests, Benedictines undertake parochial work.
Henry prudently waited until dearth of provisions forced the enemy to divide into two the bands.
Between 1831 and 1842 there were six seasons of dearth, approaching in some places to famine.
The dearth of ability among the generals left in France (Kleber and Desaix were in Egypt) was now painfully apparent.
The grains of the bamboo are available for food, and the Chinese have a proverb that it produces seed more abundantly in years when the rice crop fails, which means, probably, that in times of dearth the natives look more after such a source of food.
One of the earliest acts of the new ministry was to lay an embargo upon corn, which was thought necessary in order to prevent a dearth resulting from the unprecedentedly bad harvest of 1766.
Whatever the causes may have been, the fact remains, that now there is a great dearth of talent and great poverty in output.
They declared that they were no Puritans themselves, but that, with such a dearth of able ministers, it was not well to lose the services of any one who was capable of preaching the gospel.
Owing to the extension of railways, in the famines of 1898 and 1901 there was never any dearth of food in any famine-stricken tract; and the only difficulty was to find enough rolling-stock to cope with the demand.
During a dearth which visited Athens between 330 and 326 he was charged with the organization of public relief.
It is attributable to three chief reasons, the dearth of labour owing to emigration, the greater fall in prices of produce as compared with live stock, and the natural richness of the Irish pastures.
It reviews all the abuses, declares that the German people are the victims of war, devastation and dearth, and that the common man is beginning to comment on the vast amount of wealth that is collected for expeditions against the Turk through indulgences or otherwise, and yet no expedition takes place.