But fortune now brought Bonaparte to blight those hopes.
Though the hopes of the husbandmen were not unfrequently disappointed by the blight of the south wind.
The " woolly aphis," " American blight," or " larch blight " (Eriosoma laricis) often attacks the trees in close valleys, but rarely spreads much unless other unhealthy conditions are present.
The people came to subsist almost entirely on potatoes and herrings; and in 1846, when the potato blight began its ravages, nearly universal destitution ensued - embracing, over the islands generally, 70% of the inhabitants.
"the rugged path I Where she once saw that horseman toil, with brief I And blighting hope, who with the news of death I Struck body and soul as with a mortal blight" (blighting, condemned by Rossetti, is cancelled in the Bodleian MS.).