Carmina Gadelica: Hymns and Incantations with Illustrative Notes on Words, Rites, and Customs, Dying and Obsolete, Volume 1

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Hymns, Scottish Gaelic.


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Page 35 - I AM bending my knee In the eye of the Father who created me, In the eye of the Son who died for me, In the eye of the Spirit who cleansed me, In love and desire. Pour down upon us from heaven The rich blessing of Thy forgiveness ; Thou who art uppermost in the City, Be Thou patient with us.
Page 41 - There is naught in the firmament, But proclaims His goodness. Jesu ! Jesu ! Jesu ! Jesu who ought to be praised. There is no bird on the wing, There is no star in the sky, There is nothing beneath the sun, But proclaims His goodness. Jesu ! Jesu
Page xv - INTRODUCTION THIS work consists of old lore collected during the last forty-four years. It forms a small part of a large mass of oral literature written down from the recital of men and women throughout the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, from Arran to Caithness, from Perth to St. Kilda. The greater portion of
Page 329 - for the success and prosperity of their new-created lord. When they were dismissed, the Lord of the Isles feasted them for a week thereafter, and gave liberally to the monks, poets, bards, and musicians. You may judge that they spent liberally without any
Page 29 - THOU King of the moon, Thou King of the sun, Thou King of the planets, Thou King of the stars, Thou King of the globe, Thou King of the sky, Oh ! lovely Thy countenance, Thou beauteous Beam. Two loops of silk Down by thy limbs, Smooth-skinned ; Yellow jewels And a handful Out of every stock of them.
Page xxviii - help of the young men. And the young men themselves would be less loud of voice and less heavy of heel, among the maidens. Perhaps the happiness of the old people too would be none the less real nor less lasting at seeing the joyousness of the young people.
Page 251 - GOD, bless Thou Thyself my reaping, Each ridge, and plain, and field, Each sickle curved, shapely, hard, Each ear and handful in the sheaf, Each ear and handful in the sheaf. Bless each maiden and youth, Each woman and tender youngling, Safeguard them beneath Thy shield of strength, And
Page xxv - church, if indeed they went into church, the young men would go to throw the stone, or to toss the cabar, or to play shinty, or to run races, or to race horses on the strand, the young maidens looking on the while, ay, and the old men and women.
Page xxv - —Indeed, if the feast of the kertch table was not better, it was not a whit worse. ' There were many sad things done then, for those were the days of foolish doings and of foolish people. Perhaps, on the day of the Lord, when they came out of
Page 3 - to the lee of a knoll, or to the shelter of a dell, that they may not be seen nor heard of men. I have known men and women of eighty, ninety, and a hundred years of age continue the practice of their lives in going from one to two miles to the seashore to join their voices

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