Ultonian Hero-Ballads Collected in the Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland; From the Year 1516, and at Successive Periods Till 1870
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...13. "The time when Murrough Mac Brian, Fought the seven battles in Binn Eadair; We brought thee, without failing, The heads of the sons of the king of the South-east." CONCHOVAR. 14. "Had you done me fifty kind deeds, --Truly, upon my thanks; Your peace you should not get in distress, --But every one great want that I could inflict.' DEIRDRI. 15. ' Arise O Nais, and seize thy sword, --Good son of the king, of thorough guard; Why should his fine body get, But one turn of the soul." 16. Nais fixed his heels firmly, And seized his sword in his fist; And fierce was the conflict of the heroes, Falling on each side of a board. 17. The Sons of Uisneach fell in the contest, Like three branches growing so finely, Destroyed by a dreadful tempest, Which left neither bud nor spray of them. CONCHOVAR. 18. "Your death is not, now to me a death, Children of Uisneachan--unaged; Since he fell by you, without guile, The third noble horseman of Erin. 19. "Move Deirdri out of thy ship, --Fresh branch of the brown eyelashes; And thy bright face need not fear, Hatred, jealousy, or rebuke." DEIRDRI. 20. "I will not go out of my ship, Till I obtain my choice of request; Tis no land, or earth, or food; It is not three brothers of clearest hue; It is not gold, or silver, or horses';--Neither am I a proud woman; But leave to go to the strand, Where the Children of Uisneach are at rest, That I might give them the three honey kisses, To their white, beautiful bodies." 21. They loosed her soft brown-yellow hair, Around the maiden so well-formed, And her clothes, to the tips of her toes, Least she should take away, in stealth, As much as the eye of a needle;--But one gold ring which was on her finger--That she put in her...
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