Aided Chlainne Lir

Aided Chlainne Lir

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...Hunting-lands, pasture-lands: to hold, even to the breast Of Time Eternal, by the reaping of their swords, And their sons' swords, in all wars of the King and wars Of his sons after him. And so they left their dun And raised on their broad lands a greater dun; whereto They came with all their train: their Bard and Harpers three, War-men, and serving-men, women and household gear, Horses and hounds. By night they moved, lest prying eye Should light on Deirdrii's face, and rumour's flying tongue Stir in the Red King's heart the demons of desire. THE FIFTH DUAN. THE FLIGHT FROM ALBA. So with the Alban King bode Naisi and his Clan, Doing great deeds of war against his foes. Their fame Grew loud in all the land; while Deirdre in her house Dwelt with her child, unseen of the wild Alban men. But on a summer day it chanced she roamed abroad Into the woods, and sat beneath an oak's huge bole, With Gaier at her side or playing near; and mused On the strange tale of her life: her childhood's lonely days, Her girlish dreams, her.love, her flight from Conchobar; Till o'er the happy fields of memory--like the breath Of Autumn, faint and cold through the glad leaves--there crept A dim boding of woe, and Cathvah's prophecy, 'Long banned, came brooding back--so chill, so full of gloom It iced the sunniest streams of happy life. Then first It shook her soul. No more the menace of a tale It seemed, crouching afar for one she never knew, Some Deirdre of a dream: she heard the Banshee wail O'er her own house, and Death drew nigh her ia those woods, She felt his eyes on her, blue, cold, implacable eyes, Like the eyes of Conchobar, in hatred and desire. With a low cry: 'Naisi, what have I done to thee?' She sprang to snatch her child from where in golden moss He...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236630548
  • 9781236630544