Historical Irish Corpus
1600 - 1926

Anecdota from Irish MSS.

Title
Anecdota from Irish MSS.
Author(s)
Meyer, Kuno,
Compiler/Editor
Mac Néill, Eoin
Composition Date
1898
Publisher
Connradh na Gaedhilge

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Poetry/Prose
1600 1926

ANECDOTA FROM IRISH MSS.



MS., H. 3. 18, P. 867, MARG. inf.



Aithne dam deirghedh mo leaptha,
leaba chumang da criaidh fuair:
sinn ag luighe ar in lucht romhainn,
luch oile oruinn'san uaigh.



I know that my bed is prepared,
A narrow bed of cold clay:
Where we shall lie on those that went
before,
Other folk upon us in the grave.



Ib., p. 478, marg. inf.
Uch! a lám,
Ar'scríbis do memrum bán!
Béra in memrum fá buaidh,
Is bethair-si ad benn lom cuail cnámh.



Alas! oh hand,
How much hast thou written of white
parchment!
Thou willt make famous the parchment,
While thou thyself will be the bare peak of
a faggot of bones.



Kuno Meyer.



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