Ériu, Volumes 2-3

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Royal Irish Academy, 1905 - Irish language
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Page 78 - What will ye leave to your true-love, Lord Donald, my son ? What will ye leave to your true-love, my jollie young man ? " " The tow and the halter, for to hang on yon tree, And lat her hang there for the poysoning o
Page 153 - And Gaidiar. Manannan's son, it was that had committed the transgression. And this was the sentence passed on her as regards herself: to be driven forth from the Land of Promise, or to be burned according to the counsel of Manannan, and Fergus Findliath, and Eogan Inbir, and Lodan son of Lir, and Gaidiar, and 1 Cormac's Glossary, ed.
Page 17 - ... than songs was his speech, Save holy adoration of Heaven's King; He was a glorious flame, no boastful word fell from his lips, A slender mate for a maid's side. When I was a child I was bashful, I was not given to going to trysts: Since I have come to a wayward age, My wantonness has beguiled me.
Page 57 - All alone in my little cell, all alone thus; alone I came into the world, alone I shall go from it.
Page 15 - Doom. During the psalms they wander on a path that is not right : They fash, they fret, they misbehave before the eyes of great God. Through eager crowds, through companies of wanton women, Through woods, through cities — swifter they are than the wind. Now through paths of loveliness, anon of riotous shame...
Page 167 - ... with varied meats and drink which are given to him by he knows not whom. Again in a later voyage Conn sails in a coracle to a "fair, strange island" (§ 18, p. 165), where again he finds the house "thatched with birds' wings, white and purple." Here he finds a company of women and he sees a "crystal bower" ("with its doors of crystal and its inexhaustible vats, for, though everything be emptied out of them, they are ever full again,
Page 129 - Let us make man in our own image and likeness, and let him rule over the fishes of the sea and the birds of heaven, and the beasts of all the earth.
Page 150 - Tis I that outraged Jesus of old ; 'Tis I that robbed my children of Heaven, By rights 'tis I that should have gone upon the cross. I had a kingly house to please me, Grievous the evil choice that disgraced me, Grievous the wicked advice that withered me ! Alas ! my hand is not pure. 'Tis I that plucked the apple, Which went across my gullet : So long as they endure in the light of day, So long women will not cease from folly.
Page 159 - Fairy house where he sat down on the bedside of the hostel, and was ministered unto and his feet washed. And he knew not who had washed his feet. Before long he saw a flame arising from the hearth, and the hero was seized by the hand to guide him to the fire. Then food-laden boards of the house with various meats rose up before him, and he knew not who had given them to him. He saw before him a vat excellent and finely wrought of blue crystal, with three golden hoops about it.
Page 182 - Irishrie do make of their own private land at this day. If the earl had therein dealt as a tyrant, by extortion, he would have done it generally, the which he did not, but took a noble of some, ten shillings of others, and of some but only suit of court, and so held an equal course with every one, according to his tenure.

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