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      The Stowe MS. B. IV. 2 is a paper quarto written in the
year 1628 by Michael 0' Clery. It contains a large number of
historical and religious poems, several of which, so far as I
know, do not occur elsewhere. Others are copied from the Book
of Nuachongbail1) (Leabhar na Huachongbdla), which was the
old name for the Book of Leinster. Thus we have a perfect
copy of Flann Fina's poem on Ireland (LL.31a) which shows
that in 1628 the Book of Leinster was in a better state of pre-
servation than at present.
      I select for publication (1) an Old-Irish poem on St. Patrickj
(2) a Middle-Irish poem on Eogan Bela of which there is an
imperfect copy in the Book of Leinster p. 375a (L), and others
in the Brussels MS. 2569, p.89 (B) and in 23. P. 1, p.299 (P)j
(3) a poem on Aed mac Domnaill ua Neill of Ailech,3) of which
the Brussels MS. 2324 contains a copy on fo. 65bi (4) a poem
by EraI'd mac Coisse on the death of Maelsechlainn, king of
Ireland (t 1022)j (5) an anonymous laudatory poem on Aed mac
Cr6ngillai bUa Farreith, who succeeded Maeltuile as bishop of
Armagh in 1032,4) and on the officers of the monastic house-
hold; (6) the adventures of Ricinn daughter of Crimthann mac
Lugdachj and lastly, a poem and a story written in the curious
jargon called birla na filed, other examples of which will be
found in the Zeitschrift, vol.V, p. 482 ff.

         ,) Now Noughaval, a parish partly in co. Longford, and partly in West-
meath.      See the Miscellany of the Irish Archaeological Society, p. 296.
         ') A king of Connaught, who fell in the battle of Slicech, A. D. 543.
         ') He fell in the battle of Craeb Tholcha, A. D. 100t
         ,) See the Annals of Ulster, A. D. 1032.
                   A MEDLEY OF ramn TEXT~                              303

                                     1.
                              (fo. 143b)
 1 Patraicc     Macha martai Gaidil,          gla.ine rIagla,
     pritchais dOlb cen chleith coemna1)            se deich mblIadhna.
 2   Bathais Pli.traic fodaroenaig,       rIgda ind rIagail,
     dusfuc Patraic cen ail n-llaboir          a taig dIaboil.
 3   Doib bas brithem dill. brli.tha,       bret[h J as doidngiu,
     nI fuil noeb connI a aU'de         co tI in Coimdiu.2)
 4   Coimdin feisin don doridnacht3)           fonn ar feraind,
     is leis fIr gach Goidil glanuill         do hsIl Breguinn.
 5   Bratir4)   dlln ardabstail Erenn,        ind noib roitir,
     rothecht seochu b) mac mec Fotaid             cert cech coicid.
 6   Co rooirdnestar slllag sacart,        sruith in dIne,
     lIn forsroleg grad co nllibe,       teora mIle.
 7   Mad in slllag n-ardepscop n-llasal,           llaislin 6) danaib,
     secht coicait n-epscop n-llag n-oebin            llad fo gradaibh.
 8   GrIan gel Goidel, glere garta,          rele ar rechta,
     le[iJr raleg cen luithe lochtai       snithe sechta.
 9   Secht cet aipgitrech 7) rascrIbai,         screptra scrIbenn,
     secht cet celd ba 8) cain dosrorann           do Mail Irenn.
10   Ardchell dorraighai do feisin,         foun nil. flatha,
     adba n-arcc n-og Iarthair betho 9)            Ard mol' Macha.
11   Madh an10) rodllsaig do marbaib,11)              is mb mIlib,
     nI fail cenn connI a arim,        is drem dIrim.
12   D'egnuib Iarthau' dllisig domuin           is do tarctait,
     do Ion brli.thai cech fis fIrtait       is fris daltait,
     is e a flaith fIrda foemtaitt       prImda Patraic.         Pa.
13   Epscop Herenn OCt£S sacart,         srnithe samtait,
     d'egnoibh Erenn is ed legdait,          legenn Patraic.       Pat.

                                    n.
                                 (fo. 72 b)
1 DunEogain Bel forsind loch   forsrala ilar trentroch,
 ni mail' Eogan forsind mnr  ocus maraid 12) in sendun.

   1) cen cleit cen coemna MS.                 ')    an coimde MS.
   ") doridnacht dou MS.                       ')    brathir MS.
   ") seoccu MS.                                ")   uaisle MS.
   T) aipgitrioch  MS.                          ")   pa MS.
   D) bethu    MS.                            10)    in MS.
  ") marpaib MS.                              ") sic B, mairid   MS.
304                          KUNO MEYER,

 2 Maraid inad a thige irraibe 1) 'na ehrolige,
   ni mail' in rigan2) re eair3)    nobid ina ehomlepaid.
 3 Cairpteeh in ri roMi and, innsaigtheeh oirgneeh Erenn,
   ni deehaid coll eau      agoil, roeroeh triehait im oenboin.
 4 Roloise Life co ba seeht,     rooirg Mumain triehait feeht,
   nirdaJ4) do Leith') Nuadat nail' co nar damair8) immarbaig.
 5 Doluid feeht im-Mumain moir do ehuinehid argait is oir,
   d'iaraid set oeus moine do gabail giall [n]dagdoine.
 6 Trian a sluaig dar Luaehair siar co CnoemBrenainn isin sHab,
   a') trian aile uad fo dess co Carn Hili Neit na n-eees.
 7 Se fodein oe Druimm Abrat8)        co trian a sluaig, nisdermat,
   oe loseud Muman maisse, ba subaeh don degaisse.
 8 Atehim a ehomarba ind rig a met 9) dorigne d'anflr,
   nenaid oeUR  tromm 'malle, eonid e fonn a duine. Dun Eogain.

                                  Ill.
                                (fo. 72a)
1 Aed Ailig, inmain !im he, dursan, a De, oided do!
   seeht mbliadnreoe Aed Atha Hi robud sia mi ag Mael na mBo.
2 Seeht mbliadna dam-sa ag righ Rois, robud coem m'am-sa
                                                   ag Maelmis,
   cid mis nobheinn 'gun rig thess, rofess na10) biad mo scis fris.
3 Mol' miad dorad dam-sa in ri, 11) dom riar dorad fiadha faoi,
   maith graig 12) dorat damh rem la romhae na mna 0 Maigh Aoi.
4 Dursan, a Chomghaillna cceol, mac Domnaill do dheol don daol,
   dursan a oinech re lar, dursan Ailech an gen Aod!
513) 6n 10 romarbadh Aed oll       beec d'feraib talman nach gann,
   o'tbath aithghein Logha loir frossa fola bud coil' ann.
6 Ata Temhair gan a tuar,       ata fo gredhaibh a gael,
   aM in gre greine arna cradh, ata Eire an cen Aedh.
7 Ni thaitnenn soinenn fri sHabh, ni caiter mess crobang ccaemh,
   cech adhaig as dorcha a dlilimh 0 doradadh iIlr tar Aedh.
       1) i rubai B                          ') rigain B
       ") chair P                            4) sic L, dam MS, daim BP
       5) leth MS. BP
       8) conardamh MS., conarodhaimh P
       ') in P                               8)   eabhratt MS.
       ") tre a med MS., tre met P          10)   sic B, no MS.
      ") an righ MS. B                      lO)   groidh MS., groid B
      13) B omits this stanza.
                      A MEDLEY .OF IRISH TEXTS.                     305

8 A muinter Ardmacha moir, 'ga ta mac na flatha faen,
  ticfaid dail toiMime uaid,1) bar n-uaigh2) oMle re nAedh.
9 I cath Craoibhe Tolcha thuaid      rofagbhus m'aes cumtha3)
                                                 caomh,
  maircc a haithle in fleachaid lain dosgain Eachaid ocus Aedh.
                                                    Aedh.


                                        IV.
                                     (fo. 31 b)

1 Dursan mar tai, a Dhltin na scieth,      dursan do thriath cen
                                                    beith Mo,
  airdri Midhe na mur slim, a bhas dochuir sind dar seol.
2 Tu gan imirt, gan 01 corm, atreabh coindlech na ccorn £fiar,
  d'eis Maoilsechlainn, fa maith gnai, dursan mar tai, a DhUin
                                                    na sciath!
3 Me ar faicht[h]e do maoilend reidh mar mhac Ronain d'eis
                                                    na ffian,
  no mar elit d'eis a laeicch, dursan mar trei, a DhUinna sciathl
4 Fuarus tri cM bleidhe bree,      tri cM each is tri cM srian
  'san raith guirm si an chrotha creimh, dursan mar tai, a DhUin
                                                    na sciathl
5 Fuarus ni budh mo ina soin, cennus Eirenn toir is tiar,
  fedh bliadhna 0 flaith Locha Laoi, dursan mar taoi, a DhUin
                                                    na sciathl
6 D'eis Mailsechlaind is Briain bind is Murchaidh nar tim i
                                                    ccath cliach 4)
  tucc mo chroidhe gan Ieim lUith, dursan mar tai, a DhUin
                                                    na sciathl
7 Dchan, as me an taidbsi truagh, becc mo luaeh 0 thesta an
                                                    triar,
  mo nil, m'urchra m'adhbar cao4 dursan mar taoi, a Dhuin na
                                                    sciathl
8 Dch, as me an colann gan cend, me MacCoissicend na celiar,
  'ar scceith mo lamaidh is mo lUith, dursan mar tai, a DhUin
                                                    na sciathl
                                                         Dursan.

     ') leg. 11&11                                ') leg. bg
     3) eomtha., with. no u over 0                ') leg. elia.th
306                           KUNO MEYER,



                                    V.
                                 (fo. 142b)

 1 Oasalepseop Eirenn Aodh, raleg      leighend gonid 161',
   dubdalba nIsdenai Aed, eoem a       urlabra 'gon 01.
 2 Aed ila Farreith fairr d'Ur derg,    01 a lestor foen gen fadb,
    mace raith naeh lasethar hi lure,   mait[h] i n-urd na n-apstal
                                                        n-ard.
 3 Aed mac Crongille na cloth, eroobd'(f]id Romglinne co rath,
    ila Tigernaig, tlas 'na guth, sruth las minfemnoig immaeh.1)
 4 Moysi eeniuil Eogoin Aed, taeb hi rue rind goosigliln,
   deghailm foluing samad slan, lam fo erabud deduirn dilr.2)
 5 (142b) Druim re deman, dal re Dia, slemon a grilad nar a ne,
    ni rogon garcctrIst na go, clo tria cride AnchrIst e.
 6 Ecnoidh iarthair Eorpo Aed, nI rogaot go n-eotga ilar,
   a met rohsantoig nem nar, nach tet grad inn altoir ilad.
 7 Aed ila Farreith fled na casse, fer for nach fon"eil toomtrIst,
   minn co ndath uinge no eisc, dam reisc fo c[hJinn chuingi
                                                        CrIst.
 S Cnes re crosaibh slemnai in sili, lilaig' sosuid nemdai fo nai,
   tuir foluing teach rogeal ria,    aged re Dia, druim re mnai.
 9 Menma re eill, cill re tilaith, nI tabair riln meblai hi milich,
   sruth cen esredecht, abb caich, gut(h] blaith im deismereeht
                                                        dlilith.
10 Doine so ria dilain adiu, ad maithi d'ilaim laide iar 10,
   gres :fir treoig tuesat leo, beo dianid bes teoir tho.
11 Tempul ecnai Erenn Aedh, toob re legenn cretrai is chIn,
   01'na t(h]ig t(hJrebraid go tren, mol' roleg3) do leabraib rIgh.
12 An reeht is romebor leis, noc(h] roeleeht fo demon fois,
   srut(h] frosetartha, fled gres, enes eoseeartha4) re erois.
13 Craibhdheeh in dune go dill', mune i mbI silg slanbeeh soer,
   grilad naeh derlaifi do deol, Man eeol na ernaigt(h]i ie Aedh.
14 Aed huisee morlinne ar mil, mac Crongilli eroobdon aid,
   euirn hi rot(h]aigib oil air, fothaigid seoil moir hi maig.

      ') 'a l'iver that casts forth small weeds'.
      ') ndur MS.
      ") do (no ro) leg. MS.
      ') Between c and 0 an r is inserted above     tll/J   line.
                         A MEDLEY OF IRISH        TEXTS.                 307

15 Mareaeh soiseela sein tuaith, nomchoisceba 'na fieid loir,
   mac rogel fir soehraid soir, aged ehli.ina cochlaibh sroll.
16 Sill forbaraeh, fer os cMch, nI tere donnmanaeh du dilaeh,
   bennacht for corplepaid elch, hi frIth forcetlaidh na tuath.
17 Tecait aingil dia fis scel tan bIS 'gon chrunn changil choem,
   (143a) nomleccar-sa 'na les lan, seeht ngrad ecalsa ar Aedh.
18 Aedh epscopA(i]rdmaeha maith, dia ndentar bracha do bruith,
   nI ri arm acht arm becc beich, nI bI ic cleith na salm in
                                                       sruit(h].
19 Is all dam set blaith cen beirn bias illamaibh caieh im cuirm,
                                             i
   ced docana luis do gairm ainm mbI ruis raga euirn?
20 Corn cas cert cruth slan sel sunn, bree ban gorm glas gel
                                                       dub donn,
   minn duirn, cuiI'mind rind mend mall dind chuirn dnn binn,
                                            benn eham ehrom.
21 Cuinched iaram degc(h]orn dilln sUina su(i]l mbreegorm gan
                                                       bron,
   in crand cnilasadlescbog erem, Aed int ilasalepseop og.
22 Fer in graid rogrli.dhaig Dia, dligid a alaig nemh nua,
   bellnacht air uadein, a De, bennacht uar 'te1) dianid hUa.
23 Abb Eirenn Amalgoidh og, fa sIr dan or greic dar drucht,
   farbais far mid breg, nI breg, gee d'fid pardais in fer ut.
24 Echnartach mac Cernoigh creim, cain in crod roderlaig dilib,
   dos do mane(ll]oib aite Eoin, dallter beoir a dabc[h]oibduin.
25 Dubt(h]aeh 2) duine dligt(h]ech dill', ronbia an sosadh sligh-
                                                 t[h]ech saer,
   nem fuair ant anc(h]ara atchid a1' a thIr ela1't(h]ana crem.
26 Cumascaeh3) cenn deich ccett bocht, indarlem nIsleie i n-ulc,
   'sin chill cestbuiec dian beoir blicht, slicht meoir epseoip
                                                    dar a ucht.
27 Da Blleocre bId 'na leith, ainge14) rosc1'lbhcln gon chruich,
   'sin chanoin ruithsenaig raith, is mait[h] in sruit(h]senoir
                                                       sruith.
28 Saca1't Ai1'dmachamidh dull, Duligen dellb latha lilain,
   eaistidh ria belmod gen bron! mol' d'aistib na n-erlam filair.
     1)      =
            for inte. This is the oldest example I have found of inte      =
modern ante for O. 11'. inti. The late,' form has evidently been modelled upon
e a'ld se.
       ') .i. Albanach                       8)   .i. ua Erodan
       4) aingil MS.
  308                           KUNO MEYER,

  29 Airc[hJinnech lis oeiged ChrIst, cia oeinfer as feile fasc?
     mac Gilli-Ciaran cnu foesc, amal Wesc do Chiabran casc.
  30 (143b) ComorbaRonan rind ciuil, MuiredachnI mill re mnaib,
     des ator crede dochiIaid inna gruaidh feile fer Fail.
  31 Flann a prlmchill Buite binn, rinn roise a mlnchinn is mall,
     midSll sIde suiges lind, tiugsui tIre trI Finn Flann.
  32 Flait[h] nime Deochogan an, is lan a chridhe dia cheill,
     uair nocha 1it[h]eir olc uad,1) rob Man sluag richeid dia reir.
  33 Ua Ruadrach, roc[h]oem a gUllS, cnes amal clochrelgen chruais,
     atgeoin dan dathbinn nach dreis, beoil i mbI seis aifrinn uais.
                                     Uasal~pscop Eirenn Aed.


                                     VI.
                                  (fo. 145 a)

         Crimthann mac Lughdhach diata Crimthann la Hu Maine is
   e ceder di Chonnachtaib romarb mnai iar creidem M. Ruccadh
   ingen di Chriomthand. Doratad co mac Raith 2) meic Naingin                i
   dia baisted et robaist. 'A cleirigh', ar Crimthann, 'ag sin in
 5 ingen si deit uaim-sea 7 don Coimdidb a cinta na mna romar-
   bus-[s]a dar saruccud De'. Beiridh iarum in cleirech in ingen 3)
   lais. Nos-altramann iaram co cenn secht mbliadan 1. Atnaig
   in cleirech leis co Cairigh nDercain hI 7 mos-aithin aicce do         i
   leigenn le. Asaid in ingen iarsin eter ghenus 7 gres 7 leigenn
10 7 deilbh 7 denum 7 alaigh 7 erlabhra.          Ailli dono Caerech
   Dergain ina gach duine di delbaibh na mban in tan sin cein-
   motha isL Nobldh dano Cairech fiad cach cech die 7 nI faict[h]e
   ise fri feidm a leiginn 7 a gresa.
         Indistir dono di rIg Tuadmuman .i. di Tipraite mac Foramain
15 maccaillech do beith i Cluain Bairenn .i. Cairech Dergain 7
                            i
   gurbo dingmala di rIgh for a gualainn. Cuirid side fer ngrada
   d6 do inneithiomh delba Cairche. Rosoich side iaram cosin airm
   irraibhe an chaillech. Is ann immorro roboi sidhe isind ecclais
   oc cantain a salm 7 an ecclais dunta fuirre. Fegaidh an fer               i
20 tria tholl na comla. Airigidh ind 6gh innIsein (fo.145b). 'A
   duine', for si, 'ticced cuccatt co luat[h] ercoit benus do suil as

        ,) huaid MS.                            ') mac Raith   biB MS.
        3) leg.in n-ingin
                    A lIIEDLEY OF IRISH TEXTS.                 309

do chinn'. Ticc iaram peta cuirre roMi isin mainistir 7 berid
cen fuirech a suil asa chionn. Teit ieram an giolla docum a
tigerna 7 atbeir £riss nit roibhe isin domun ben bud itille inas
an ben atconnairc.
      Cuiridh in 1'11) coblach ar fad na Sinna co Cluain Bairenn 5
for cenn na hingine. Faillsigthir don caillig a mbeith ag tichtain
for a cend. Iadaidh Cairech ind eclais fuirri et diriact lucht na
loingsi cusin dorus. 'Tail' amach" ar siat. 'Leicidh cairde trI
la et trI n-aidhchi dam-sa', for SI, '7 reghat iaramh'. Lecair
di-si sin. Hi cind tredenais iaram atbeir si fri Ricinn: 'Eirg 10
amach im richt-sa', ar sI, 'ar mo bennachtain cosin fer ut, ar
rochindes-[s]a m'oighe din Coimde. Inghen immorro tusa 7 nI
rochinnis t'oighe co se. Aircc didiu ar Dia amach im richt-sa.
Gabaim-si immorro form on Coimdhe co nit ba lugaite di
rath i nimh no a ttalmain.' Naiscidh iaramh .an inghen 15
fuirri-si sin.
      Teit ina cend iarsin amach 7 aspert: 'NI fUiiubhsa leis',
for SI, 'acht amedon mo tIre 7 mo talman 7 ni reg amal mniti
mboaid lais'. Araisin tra berair sI go ri[a]cht in Sinaind. Teid
iaram for cloic[h]annsin. Atnagar an long ar a hamus. Ardaigid 20
in cloich uasin luing. NI coemhnagair nI fon samail sin.. Tiagair
lIadibh co tigerna 7 atfiadat do innI sin. 'Ticed si im choma[i]r-
se co Maonmach.' Doroich an fis cuici-si. 'Ni fettaim-sitecht
cen ech', for sI. 'NI filit eich linne " for iad-som. 'Is cett limsa
                                          i
in cloch so forsa fuilim', for si, 'corob nomimurcora in conair 25
atbert[h]ai-si.' Gluaisid iaram for a cind in cloch co riacht Moen-
magh co roairis ann. Conidh sI Lec Ricinde indiu 7 conidh
impi rofothaiccedh in ceall tilaiscertach. Doroich da Tipraite
andes coricce in magh itta in ceall descertach aniu. Et atru-
bairt si nit faifedh fri Tipraite isin cill tuaiscertaig. Conidhaire 30
sin dironadh in cell deiscertach. Berair si fodes iarsin et berid
si mac do Tipraite .i. Dungal, 0 bfuilit cenel Dungaile eiside et
donIther in cell deiscertach .i. Cluain Ceneoil Dungaile.
      Ba fedb irisech di Dia Ricend iartain, conidh e sin
dirad trIcha[i]t in tredual do Ciaran 7 d02) Dia et di Chairich. 35
Finit.

     ') l'igh MS.
     ") do di MS.
310                           KUNO MEYER,


                                  VII.   1)
                                 (fo. 135 b)

1 Feochoir mo luan rem lesmac, ni la te d'fis in turoid,
  nech di chloinn Baiscni im Blarno, nocha rem c(h]arno is
                                                      cuboid.
2 Cubat di cor rem hslis-sa, om c(h]nis-sa ni clod gaoithe,
  inonn lem is menn erb02)      i ndiaigh na ellto faoithe.
3 Is menn mairci mur geire,3) is taitnem greine i n-oidche,
  cubat di thegad mu 16in, is togmall i f6ir fuinche.4)
4 Corraib commor cen coba,6) cor robrando bru ealre,
  condeisset sund ier suidiu drfith luibe blogo egre.
5 Is orc 6) ind aduo braine, 7) is cru croidhe sech rure,
  mo bru-sa ris nI berba, gorab en lemno lure.
6 Atracht giugroinn ag eibid,8) atracht gercc a gurt 10dain,9)
  eirgid orcan tar abra, atracht carmac 6 conoibh.
7 Cubat nocha nua muirne or cuimne ni cur fuaire,
  nocha dom chloinn-si cubat mac do lugat 0 Luaigne.
8 Failte meisi rem maicne inna croinn re cnuas faisce,
  is accom-so 1'0 80110, a hserc do clanno Baiscne.
9 Luincid corro crich Tethbo      arm suine 10) ic saigid eochrre,
  nI caibliti hI ind aidche re nuallan fuinche feochrre. F.


                                   VIII.
                                 (fo. 1240.)

      Laithe n-aon dia rabhator treis gnia leighind oc tiactain
ina nguib confacatur chuca in paist daigh tar dorns an tuaim
is ailt et robethgator int aos creth aga hllinde. 'Cid damhna
bar ndocesaid?' ar in paist. 'Neimdecmaig ar ndofola', 801' iet-
                                                a
som. 'Rodaighistar-sa sind ocat imchisin 801' r mbelaibh co
deilm" 801'iat-som. 'Fil a damhna dIbh', ar isi. 'Nommitfat-sa
bhar tri noidb dIbh', et is cuma dobI ag a dlum 7 rotindsat iat

       ,) A latel' hand has written above the poem: Ni thuigim no. minn
so sios.
       ') .i. laog b6                      ') .i. serrach eich fo l'iin mal'O
       ') .i. sinnach                      ') .i. ceo
       6) .i. banb                         7) .i. fiaich
       6) .i. gius                         6) .i. sllabh
      16) .i. gob cuirri
                     A MEDLEY    OF IRISH TEXT&                        311

a n-renme 7 rogTata dias dibh co hanguch et atre an tres Is et
roairitig a calg ina sclb cor tuidhrigh leo da memraib di et
dosaig na heigsine et do ferthain iat on imnedh arabhatar. Et
do innletar a n-enech ar araile ar in paist et roso sidhe friu,
cor sreng a cor a hare dre dibh gor crinnitt dochum terre et 5
roeirig a Ion laoich a n-airrther truill na deisi oile, gor clannsat
a n-airm gacha Iona ina tore. Et roredgsll.t tresin cll.th et is
bille robator in dll. eigsine ll.gcia a seisi. Et esgolta inll.mbeloib
brued senlitha don mortlaidh sin ill.ram. Dolabrad e iaram et
rot6ccbaa a fola cum n-and6iti et doclaited a lectus ar tomaithem1) 10
a ferta. Do memrad ann e et rosoidistar a frithing in seta
cetna co roisetar dill.mbothnaid et rosaidsitar co finim a nit.
           (Ar sliocht Maoil[s]echlaind mic Fint dosccriobhus.)

     Here follows a number of hitherto inedited texts from
various manuscripts which have been described elsewhere.

                                  IX.
                      Colm'n ()Ule cecin-lt.2)
              (From Laud 615, p. 108 and 23. N.3, p.175.)
 1 Mithig 3) dam-sa tairerad      do thriall 0 thoraib teglaig,
   ascnam amail ailithir      tar tninn milaid mara medraig.
 2 Mithig fretech dualach ocus derna fri deman,
   mithig ascnam sull.1ach, saltrad for toil co dreman.
 3 Mithig anad d'innlagad 4) colla co lIn a coire,
   mithig iarum imrMud, cora fri mac mol' Muire.
 4 Mithig corp do cairiugud daig isI in crI fotbrena'),.
   mithig fos iar tairerad, tlr a teilcmis ar ndera.
 5 Mithig frim 6) c(h]orp credbaide 7) costad im chrabud nglindi,
   mithig reic 8) na herc(h]raide ar thlr na flatha findi.
 6 Mithig lam fri tarbata. 9) domain c(h]e c(h]etaig chaingnig,
   mithig gras fri hernaigthi      ac adrad ArdrIg ainglig.
 7 Mithig faichill tiuglaithi, tresa lilain laithi bratha,
   mithig iarum idnaide, terbod fri gnilise gnatha.
     1) tomaithed?                         2)   Cormac mac CuillionMn .cc. N
     3) mithid MSS.                        4)   innbhaghadh N
     &) is aigi notbreana N                6)fa.mN
     ') craibhthighi N                     8)   rem N
     ") terbodhadh N
312                           KUNO lIIEYER,

 8 Inge acht dI oenbliadain    nI thesta dom thrI fiehtib,
   toirisium fo oenriagail  in each maigin bud mithig. M.
 9 NI marait mo comaisi     bldis im crabud crithir,
   anad dom rith robaisi,   a De moir, do bud mithig. M.
10 NI ma[i]r Cormac cuiredach     rogaeth co slegaib sithib,
   Indrechtach muad Muiredach,        Maenach mael molbthach
                                                   mithig 1). M.


                                     X.
              lncipit Regula Mucuta Raithni.2)
 (From Additional 30,512, fo. 20 a 1 collated with 23. N.l0, p.82.   Cf. LB.
                       p. 261band YBL. p. 407 a 7.)

      1 His e ascnam na fiatha         hIssu, huasal brIg:
        serc De 0 huilib nerttaib 3),        0 chridhi, 0 gnlm.
      2 A sercc 0 huilib nerttaib,        nI bu liach cid leir,
        serc do chomnesom 4) la sein          amail do seircc fein.
      3 NI adra do hldlachtaib         daig in Choimded moir,
        niraittche 5) do Dhuilemain         im uabar nach 6) coir.
      4 Airmitiu do thustidib,       rothimna in ri 7),
        ocus each ben as sruithiu,         as sinu 01 mbi S).
      5 Tabair honoir dot Apaid 9)         mac Muire cen meth,
        nI rogata, nirfuigle     is 10) nirairge 11) nech.
      6 Nirbat santa[ ch] immun mbith           no for ind nim 12) chloen,
        ni theiss hi 13) forgull fri nech,      nl chraidi nach n-aon.
      7 A n-adcobrai-seo 0 chach          duit fein do each maith,
        dena-su sin do each aon         is r08hIs 14) in fiaith.
      8 Ni nach duthraccair 15 duit fein         do aurchoit bas 16) olcc
        do duine ni accobra       hi cein theehta chorp 17). Finit.

        1) Stanzas 9 ana 10 om. N
        ') Fothad na Canoine .cc. hanc regulam N
        8) uile anmuiu N                      4) coibnesalm N
        ") ninale N                           0) nat N
        ') isi tool nde N                     8) olnambe N
        9) do shapoid N                      10) ocus A
       ") ni gada ni chuilide et niuaera N   '") indium A, in nem N
       18) CU N                              14) corrois N
       to) na duthraccar N                   10) die ercoit as N
       17) nombe hi corp N
                          A MEDLEY OF IRiSH      TEXTS.                       313

                    Do monur epscop sunna.
 9 Dia mbo epscop, hllasal gTad, geib do mamb do leir 1),
   bI-siu2) do reir ChrIst cen claon, bid cech aon dit3) reir.
10 Hlce cech ngalar n-ancessach 4)       la nert Choimded <:aid,
   hi(s] 5) sIdhaig na m6rthfiatha, coisc in rIgraid rain.
11 Bid iar coil' a oegedecht6)     for tilaith ocus7) chill,
    rop 8) dlriuch a 9) forcitul, rop 8) gressach, rop 8) grinn.
12 Troethad inna hainngide 10), carait 11) denam huilcc,
    morad cecha fIrinne, iss ed dlegair 12) duit.
13 Bat mebrach 'sind 13) noebscriptllir in tan geba 14) ord,
    ar bat 15) lesmac ecalse dia mbat 16) breglach borb.
14 AI' is borb each n-anecna, his e a ftI' is a chert 17)~
                  d
    don Choimdi[ ] .nI comharba nech fiR 18) lega a recht.
15 Damnad cach eirse, cach huilc ID)        is latt-su iar fIr,
    nlroib (nach)20)olcc indutt fein i mbreithir no21) i ngnlmh.
16 Heirgiu meni dental' fort      is na bither dot reh'22),
    dia mbat a[i]rcend-so doib-se023),     biat cinntach-so24) fein.
 17 Ar is derb dopendfe-seo acht co ti in dli.lmar
    iubail do chinad fodein25)     cin caich bis fot mlLm. Finit.

                                     Do cheiliu De.
18   Dia mbem fo mlLmchleirchechta, is Ilasal in Ms,
     aithigem in noebeclais in cach trath do gres.
19   In tan rochlomar 26) elocan, ni furail27) in eis,
     Wcbam2&) cridi solam suas, teilgem gnuissi sis.
     ') coHeir N                                ") bessa N
     I) dot N                                   4) ic gallrae ic anchesal N
     0) om.   N leg. sidaig inna m6rthilatha
      e) bad dicra do aodhairecht N             7) itir tuaith is N
      ')badN                                    ")doN
     '0) traethiud inna n-angediu N           ") carde N
     11) dlegar N                             '3) mebra in N
     ") nongapa N                             10) bid N
     ,e) diambud N                             17) a fir cert N
     18) nad N                                U) cech uilc cech eiriusa N
     10) na roibe N                           21) om. N
     12) airec ni dental airiutsa is ni dentar do reir N
     12) diambud cenduis doibsium N            24) bid cinntach N
     10) is derb asria-sa acht co ti in dail mar fail do cinuid fein N
     M) cloamar N                             27) fulair N
     ") tochram N
 AJ:oJrlv r.   oen. Lulkographle   Ill.                             22
Si4                           KtiNO   MEYi!J1:I.,


 20 Canam patir ocus glbir,           nachartairli 1) trist,
      senam bruindi ocus gnnis          [d']arde 2) chruichi CrIst.
 21   Mar rohlssam in n-ecclaiss3)           slechtam co bo thrI,4)
      nI fillem gliline namma         i ndomnach De bI.
 22   Celebram is cuimrigem 5) cen lobra,6) cen len,
      sruith in fer adgladamar,         Coimdhiu nimhe neul.
 23   Figlem, legem, airnaigthem,          each im-meit a neirt,7)
      feib na rM fega lat8)         [co risam in teirt.]
 24   Tret each grad ria 9) cho[m]adas           feib dobeba cbir,10)
      amail ainmnigthir do chach           otM teirt co nbin.
 25   Int res graid dond 11) airnaigthi,         donn 11)aithfrind co cert,
      res leginn do forcita}12) feib ata 13) a neart.
 26   Ind ocbad dond humalloit14)           feib rotha a tli,15)
      ar [is] dIles do diabul       corp niL deni 16) n1.
 27   Lubar dond res anecnaid17)          do reir clerech caid,18)
      srethar ecnada 'na gin,19) saethar buirb 'na20) laim.
 28   Celebrad each rentratha         la each n-ord dogniam,
      trf figli21) ria celebrad,      22)a trI inna dIad.
 29   Tfire ocus dlchrato,      raithinchi cen chlren,
      cen fodhord, cen imchomoirb 23) dlegair 24) do each ben.
                                                                Finit. a.


                               Recht rig.
 30 Dia mbat r1 bit rIghcerdach,                    ni oirdni25) nach clren,
    sruith in fer notoirdnestar,26)                 Coimdiu nime nbeb.

      1)  nachantairle N                      ') d'airde N
      ")  acht co mam eclais nDe N           4) di N
      ")  domnach De bi quelibhram N         ") labra N
      ,)  legam irnaigem co coimet ar nirt N
      ")  feib nodriagluit riagloire N       0) friai (sic) N
      10) feb bias a coir N                 11) do N
      10) an t-aes leginn d'forcetul N      IS) bias N
      14) do urlataigh N                    15) rosts. a cli N
      1") dens N                           U) in lubsir don ainegnaid N
      11) an leg. chlerig chaid?            '0) in egns ina giun N
      20) in buirb ins N                   ") sleehtuine N
      12) 7 add. N
      .8) imchonilib MS. imcomoirb N
      ") dlegur N                           15) raide N

      ") ranordnestair N
                      A MEDLEY OF IlUSH TEXTS.                         315

  31 NI bat 1) anbsaid intledaeh,2)       nI bat rathmar3) borb,
       faitehi frisin eumaehtaeh rofllid duit in n-ord.4)
  32   In mILmsin~) rogabais-siu menibe6) dia reil',
       getair orut im gal' huar,7) rag-&huad 8) i pein.
  33   A:r is 9) ed is landIbud do each rIg robre,
       tan renas, is trtIag in brIg, a fIr for in gre.10)
  34   AI' is tri a[n]frr11)flaitheman     eomsearthair12) each sIdh,
       etir eeelais oeus tuaith    forbrister each fIr.
  35   AI' is triana 13)frithhorgain    each foehid rofess,14)
       is trina forbrIg nad bI 1~) ith nILblieht nILmess.
  36   Is treothu na mortlaidi is annso each mbrIg,
       is treothu it eathbtIadaig namait for a t[h]11'.16)
  37   Is treotho 17)na hainbthine aeoir amhnais Mail', 18)
       na besti,1U)na hilgalra20) turebait in each ttIaith.21) F.

       1) nip8a N                                 I) anbfaiteeh N
       3) brethem N
       ') nirb oclaeh frisin ragmuin duit in t-ord (sic) N
       8) hi N                                    6) munabe N
       ') getar airu t-sa i ngar uair N           6) uaid N
       8)baheaN
      10) in tan rorenadh truagh brigh a fir ar an goi N
      ") ga.i N                                  11) consearthar N
      18) Is trio. goe gach N                    U) atees N
      18) is trio. goe ni forbartaeh N           16) tria goe N
      17) Ar is tria goe fiaitheman in mortlaid andsa gaeh mbrigh . is trio.
gai at eathbuadaig no. namait a tir N
      ") . . . a in tain fuar N                  '0) biasto. N
      10) hilgaluir N                            1') N adds:
            Is trio. goe ni o.pgitet toirthi ima.lle
             condocoilliut ainbtine    10at a ngne.
            Conmill (.i. tait) cinna cumachtach ni aib . . bus mo
            for eloind 7 genelo.eh gusin nomad no.
            Cin gach aoin dia comaitce teit foruib go brath
            ar each n-elgaineeht (.i. dobesa) dagnead is ed foglaind each.
            Dio. caro. gach fiorinne dia morad gaeh maith
            bid suthain bidh sirsaoghlach bid soinmeoch do fiaith.
            Dio. mba fuaireoch eslopor trocar fri gaeh trog
            dia mba humal ainmnethoeh bid neam duit a 10gh.
            Nirbud uallo.ch imtoltaeh     da each maith rodmbe
            01 ni cumcai oenlaithi     do tormo.ch fort re.
            Nirbud lito.eh maothmareach ni romora ole
            uirbu euileeh o.eobhraeh een nombe a corp.
            Troeaire 7 firinne bidd oeut maHe
            bud siade do re berdait a fio.ith nDe.
                                                              22*
316                            XUNO DYER,

                                 Ord sacart.
 38 Dia mbat I) sacard baP) srethrach,     nI raidi acht fir,
    sruith int ord rogabais-(sJeo,S) edpairt chuirp in Rig.
 39 Ferr duitt nILbat4) aneccnaid,     do legand bad chert,
    bat mebrach, bat dageolachD) hi riaglaib, hi recht.
 40 Do bathis rob ( ]dligthech,6) is dual do gnImh dil,
    hi(s)7) sruith in fer comedprai Spirut Noeb do nimh.
 41 Dia Miss do thabairt chomna fri hidacht a mbais,8)
    rothoibge 9) a coibsena cen naire, cen tlais.
 42 Arondech10)do sacarbaic      ria catM a curp,lI)
    nIrb dillacht 12)ind athirge nat intsod in hulcc.IS)
 43 Dia cuirther 14)lamh ar in grad,     ar is mol' in brIg, 10)
    co tarce toil di cach aoen16) i mbreithir, i ngnIm.
 44 Acht mad 1') doene anforbthi     cia chara a llgnais,
    doib-sede nI thidnaicce 18) co laithe do baiss. Finit.


                    Do monur epscop SO.19)
 45 Dia mbat20) taisech ecalsa,   is hUasal in brIg,
    ferr co mbad chOir nogabtha21) comarbus in Rig.
 46 Dia mbat taisech ecalsa,22) is hUasal in bag,2S)
    cuma chert na hecalsa24) otha min co mar.
 47 Cach nI rothimnai 25)CrIst caid26) pritcha d6ib co leir
    'na forcongrai 21) do cach ren dosr6na28)fodhein.29)

       1) mba. N                               2) ba. N
       ") roga.bais fort N                     4) nirbu N
       ") bat mebrach in naemscriphtuir };
       0) do biud dligthie is dual dil (sic) N
       ') om. N
       8) Dia. t&rda.cuimne do nech fri da.il mbti.is N
       8) dobem N                             10) a.rote N
      ") siu dochoi a. corp N                 12) dia.m dilochto N
      18) cin tinntu a. n-olc N               14) curta.r N
      1&) gnim MS.                            16) co t&iris toil gach a.oin N
      17) Imge (sic) N                        18) nocontuis N
      18) Do a.ppaid eca.ilsi inso N          ••) mba N
      ") ferr duit bid coir nongaibe N        11) Dia. nga.ba. a. n-a.inmnegad N
      is) ni raba nach ca.l N                 14) comet& treoid eca.lsa N
      20) Ani timarnad N                      28) cadh N
      27) a forchule N                        28) condosrona. MS.

      18) ara ndeine fein N
                                                                    317
                   A :amD~EY OF IRISH TEXTS.

48 Feib charai th'anmain fodbein1) car anmain each aein,
   is lat commorad each maith, is innarba 1) each clrein.
49 NIp caindelS) f04) mIachlestur,       do legenn cen len,
   is lat leiges do cach5) sluag cid truag no cid tren.
50 Is lat mess caich iarna ngrad        ocus iarna ngnIm,
    co rostaiselba6) i mbrath ar belaib iud RIg.
51 Lat guidi na senorach forslaig7) lubra isS) len,
    immattach Maic9) ind Rig frosaibh dianaib der.
52 Lat tinchosc na n-ocdoene na1Q) digset i ngen,
    nachasrucall) demon dur isa12) marbthech bren)S)
53 Is lat atlugud buidi      di each (jen ar huair,
    di neoch comallas a ghnIm 'sinn naebeclais14) uaig.
54 Is lat cairigud na mbreth, ctIrsachad na sluag,
     tintud na n-anord i n-ord,15) na mborb tolchair trllag.
 55 Ainmne, huimhle, irnaigthi, aini dearbo 16) dil,
     fosta, feile, fethamla dlegair 17)dit in 18)sin.
 56 Cuimrech19)caich co fIrindi,20) nI derail in gres,
     dluthad,21)dIlgud, diuite, dIrge im22)each mbes.
 57 Gres hi procept soiscele do chuindriuch2S)each rein,
     edpairt chuirp in Morchoimded forsind altoir noeib.
 58 Nech nad chomalla in sin       forsin24) doman cbe
     uI comarba hecalsa,25) acht is bidba De.
 59 Is taidi ocus slataigi,26) fortgella in Rii,
      is tria thaoebdha ecalsa 27) mad amlaid tI dL28)

     1)  feib nocaro h'anmuin fein N       0) is om. N indarbad N

     3)  camall MS.                         ') for MS.
      5) [in]na N                           8) cO'lldtaiselbaN

      ") forsluid N                         8) om. N
                                           10) nacb N
      8) la hatach minic N
                                           11) isi MS.     isin N
     ") nachisrugu N
     18) mbren MS. N
                                           ") isin eccluis N
     15) is lat corregad na n-ord N
     18) umal algine oene deerc N
     1")  fostad feidle feithemla dlegar N
                                           18) cuinnrech N
     18) and N
                                           01) dluithe N
     SO) fedemhla N
                                           IS) comtudh N
     ") in N
                                           05) ecuillli N
     14) isan N
     to) taidh is latur N
     t")  talbu ecuilsi N
     18) cia dodiche III N
318                                 KUNO llrIEYER,

 60 Is frelamail aircheltach,l)     is bidbu co ngrain,
       is e gebes 2) ar llCin rIgain 3) in RIg mair.4)
 61    Iarna gabail ar ecin is iarom noshith,5)
       is namha don fIrindi 6) hi fo11us,hi clith.
 62    Noch nI messom fessin,7) is derb is nI go,8)
       nocondricfitir na mbeth 9) intI dober10)do.
 63    Ba ferr don mac hecalsa 11) atagad 12)CrIst caid,
       nI bad rentadaeh frini co mbeth fo mitm 7 cain.13)
  64   In lIn bes (4) hi coimchetfaid sltraigthi ind RIg
       moalle peinnit pein hiffirn tria bith[u] sir. 15)

               Do fedmannaib anmcarat gebes mancho so.16)
  65 Dia mbat an[a]mchara neich           a anmain nIsroirr,
       nI[ra]b dall ic tu[u]s daill, nIsreilce hi foil!.
  66   Tabrait dait a coibsena co ditIit is co leir,
       nI ragba a n-almsana meni bet dot reir.
  67   Cia gaba a n-edparta, nIp mor lat a sercc,
       mar bad teine beth fort churp nosfodla tria[t] nert.
  68   Do ltine, do aurnaichti rohlcca al-luag,
       manil7) derna attetha       cinaid inna sluag.
  69   Tinchosc inna n-aneolach sleehtaidi fot reir,
       ar nlt dichset hie 18) einaid hit degaid fodein.
  70   For na seotu nlrb fot cuaec,19) la doenib nIp neoit,
       dltig is diliu dait th'anim indaite na seoit.
  71   Dosbera do oegedaib, cid trlln no cid truag,
       dosbera do boehtanaib 0 nlt sailfe a Itlag.
  72   Dosbera do senoirib, do fedbaib, nI bree,
       nIstabra do phecthachaib lasmbe imbed set.

       I) £a.ol a.nba.l lllrcelta.eh N                 I) ga.bus N
       8) rigna.i   N                               ')    r&in N
       ")    nosnith N                                ") dergna.ma. eculsi N
       ')    nech ni messa. fein N                    8) nocha. ngo N
       0)    mbeo N                                  '0) dobeir ni N
       ")    ecuilsi N                               12) adguided   N
       13)   na. bud coma.ontada.ch nech friu na. bud beit fo ma.m N
       10)   mbis N
       15)   is ima.lle pinnite i tein tria. bith sir N
       '") This poem is wanting in N.
       17) ina.mMS.                                 18)   leg. i
       '0) leg. nirbs. gila.ch
                      A. MEDLEY OF IBISH TEXTS.                          319

73 Dosbera hi nrdochtai       do each oen ar n-ilair,
   cen adbchlos, cen athmaithim, ar is he a mbilaid.
74 Gabail inna n-ecnairce       mol' a Mile duit,
   hirmaisiu each rentratha dia mbentar na cluicc.
75 Trath tiagait do chelebrad fir betha co mbllaid,
   co rop ann sin dechais-[s]iu na rap each ar huair.
76 Aiffrend lathaib techtaidib,      domnach1) la dardain,
   menib e each renlaithi iar ndrgdi each cloein.
77 Aiffrend for na cristaidib ocus for each grad,
   aiffrinn for na fachaidib otha min co mar.
78 Ar each oen roairiltneig ria sunda do chlLch,
   ocus airiltnigfes2)    oniil co tI brath.
79 Deithbir lim i sollomnaibh, becc nach he mo rad,
   feil[e] apstal, ardmartir, feile creadal cad.S)
80 [In] tan tiastar don aiffrinn, is hilasal in rad,4)
   congain cride, telgud del', turcgbail inna lam.
81 Cen failti, cen falabra, co cennsa, co co~
   co ndIlgud each ancridhe fil, bias, roboi.
82 Co SId fri each comnesom, co n-imeccla mail',
   co foisitin dualcha trath raga do laim.
83 Da cet slechtain la biaitt      gach laithi dogres,
   na trI coicait do gabail, nI furail in bes.
84 Mad ail duit comhet do grlLidh fo mam Spirta glain,
   nI roloinge, nI chotla la tllatha hi taig.
85 Ni raib serc mol' hi[t] chridiu acht serc De nammlL,
   [ar is] glan in corp dia teig,b) rob glan teis do lL.
86 Dlige a chomal[   n]ad in so hi sgriptllir fofllar,6)
   mad sacard his e a th~chta nlLrop tharmtheachtach trllag7.)
                                                      Finit.

                           (23. N. 10, fo.85.)

87 Dia mba maccleirech fa mam, tapuir lam fri hole,
   bidh a ndligid ecuilsi gan laxa, gan locht.
88 Cen deb~ cen midllthracht, gan mIguth fri llech,
   [cen gait], cen goi, gan golus, go forus is dech.

   I) doma.nach MS.                         ') ocus aditrollifea.   LB
  ') caid MS.                               ,) brig MS.
  &) tegi MS.                               ") fofuair MS.
  ') trag MS.
320                        KUNO MEYER,

  89 Cen sainc(hJron, cen indiri, cen maise, mor bUaid,
     cen fodard, cen foiscenach, cen formad, cen naill.
  90 Cen cosnum, cen imt(h]oltuin, cen comoirb, cen Ir,
     cen ingreim, cen sainmiscuis, cin luinde, cen brIgh.
  91 Cen merbe, cen derc[h]ainuth, cen toipliun, gan bais,
     cen diubuirt, cen utmaille, cen labra, cin lais.
  92 Cen brath ne(iJch,cen thsuntaige, I) cen craes2) coillesseach,
     cen misci, cen rafailti,   cen baethlabra ngnath.
  93 Cen ratsocht,3) cen tairesiumh,     CO cet fri cach (n]gnlom,

     cen indeirge uilc ar olc a corp criadh crlon.
  94 Co n-umle, co n-ailgena fri hingnad, id gnadh,
     co n-iris, co n-erlataidh, co ndeercc fri each.
  95 Ind-imnochta toltanach 4) cen cailti, cen claon,
     oc ernuide fochruice oc reilgib na naomh.
  96 Co bfeile, co bfedemla, co bfeidle fo mam,
     co ndeine, co ndillochta fri gach gnlm cidh sar.
  97 Co n-ainmet, co ndiniti, co cendsa fri each,
     co ndiugrau, co n-irnaidhgi 0) fri CrIst in gach trath.
  98 Co forngaire fIrinde, co fnagra gach clrein,
     co eoibsinuiph leirmincuip do reir carud nreimh.
  99 Co comet cos ocus lam snl[e] ocus cluas,
     beoil cride im gach gnlm is dlor don RIg tuas.
 100 Co foraithmet laithe mbais is aircend do each,
     co n-oaman na bithpeine a mbeither iar mbrath.
 101 (p. 80) Failti fd cach 6) foehuide, ainmne friu do gras,
     la himradh[ud] muintire nime, naomdha in bes.
 102 Airmide na senora ocus beith dia reir,
     co forcetul ogdaine co lesach, co leir.
 103 Guide ina coimdhine, mor a dile dun,
     na riret in dnileama[i]n ar deman ndaor ndur.
 104 DIlgudh do gach aonduine dorinde olc frind,
      a ngudh, i mbreithir, a ngnlom timarnad') RIg rind.
 105 Serc na uhI nonmiscnegat isan doman ee,
      maith dar ceand ar n-ingreamo, is ed timna nDe.

      1) thsu~ntaige MS.                 3)   erae(a)s MS.
      3) leg. rosacht (LE)               ') leg. tholtanaig (LE)
      6) leg. ernaigthi
      6) frisna LE
      ') timna no timarnad MS.   timna rig na rind LE
                        A. MEDLEY OF IRISH TEXTS.             321


                                     XI.
                           (Add. 30,512, £0. 22 a 1.)

   1 Alithre idan inmain, traethad cinadh, corp genmnaid,
     betha bocht dereoil derrit  ticc co menicc fo menmain.
   2 Ma coil' cid dia fuirgem ascnam don flaith 101' labram,
     ainem, cainem ar c[h]ena, ar ngnlma mera marbam.
   3 Mithig dam Dia do guidhi, betha crlche cen chlreine,
     cennsa 7 cuibde is coire, gart, oige, umla, aine.
   4 Adram, ailem Rlgh nimhe, dalem do Dia an bith buide,
     feram cath cabsaid calma dar cenel ar n-anma uile.
   5 0 barn can meba[i]l maitir inar trebaib co taintib,
     gabam ar ferget) flrbruth, tabram diJgud dial' naimdibh.
   6 Crabud, is maith an monur, beith a mbochta, ni mebol,
     craibdech2) forusda feidil, cath dill' demin fri deman.
   7 Denum an maith nodmolam, ergem don flaith nodlenam,
     uain uile ar closa cUirem, guidem losa nodlegam. Ailithre.



                                     XII.
                 King David and the Beggar.
                                       1.
                    (From the Book of Fermoy, p. 83 a.)
     Aroile duine truagh bocht 7 moirseisir cloinde aigi tainie
cum DabIth do chuincidh almsaine fair ocus is annsin tairrnie la
Dablth a almsaine do roinn 7 noeha roibhe aigi nl doberadh do 7
adubairt an duine do chrochad.,acht rothoirmese Solam e 7 adubairt
an duine truagh: '0 nach fuil agut nl doberta damh, tabair do
bendaeht damh a n-ucht mo luimne co rugur lem dom thigh hi '.
Tic iar sin DabIth a beannaeht a n-ucht an duine truaigh 7
rotimsaigh an duine a ueht uimpe co riacht da thigh 7 dobi a
eire innti ag a himchur. Ronigh iar sin an duine a lumaind a
lochtobur m6r bui 'na garrdha corbo lan e do fIriase 7 dorecadh-
san ant iase tar cenn innmhuis dofulachta, corbo toictech e 7
rocuir iar sin an duine a lumainn dia tirmugud ar abhaill crln

     1)   fergaib MS.
     ") cradb-    MS.
822                           KUNO lIIEYER,

co roibe fo lantorud d'ublaibh 7 nar mM cuadh na gach ubhall
dlbh 7 trI hubla mora dermhaile dergoir ar uachtur na habla
7 rue an duine iar sin an torad leis .i. na hubla cumhra gusna
hublaibh oir do DabIth a n-aiscidh 7 do innis an scel sin do
DabIth 7 do Solam 7 adubairt Solam: 'As ferr sin niLdo chrochad
amail rotriallad '. Roroind DabIth iar sin na hubla .i. ubhall
db fein 7 ubhall do Solam 7 ubhall don duine bocht.
                              Finit.


                                     2.
                   (From 24. P. 25 [R. I. A.], p. 124a.) ')
      Araili duine truag bocht doruacht docum Daaid ri[g] do
cuinnchid almsuine fair. Is ann sin tairr nic la] D. a almsanu
do fogail co nar facbad aige ni doberad don bocht do cinel bidh
na hinnmhusa ... amI'a la D. esein 7 is ed ispert: 'Marbthair in
duine etci bocht ud!' 01 se. 'Acl' 01 Solam. 'Is ferr a duI cen
ni oldas a marbad ina cend'. Iapert in duine etci fri D. 'Taile
do bennachtain dam a n-ucht mo luimne noco rucar lem dom
tigh 0 nach fagba almsa eH dam. Dobeir umorro 2) D. a ben-
nachtain do-sam fochedoir a n-ucht a luimne. Rotimsaig in
duine etei umorro a ucht immon mbennachtain co roacht dia
thig. Bai umorro a eri fein innti, bui dia .. a condeciddia mnM.
'Bee tarba co se in turus dacuadais', 01in ben. La sodain beris
leis a lumain dia nighe docum tobair bai ina garrda. In tan
tair[nic] do-sum a nighe ba lan in tobar do iasc 7 gabais moran
don iasc 7 recuia co mba saidbir. Rocuir a lumain dia tirmugud
for abuill b6i ina gharda. Ba hoI' in aball umorro asa haithle
co mbai fo ubhlaib cubruib. Acht ata ni cena, rofoI'bratar tri
hubla oil' for barr na habla itks (?) Beris in duine etci na
hubla sin 7 nl don iasc co hairm a mbai D. 7 do innis in sgel
sin do uiH. 'Is ferr inas do marbadh', 01 Solam, 'amail rotri-
allad.' Rondais D. na hubla .i. uball do fein 7 uball do tSolum
7 uball donti rosfuc leis, conad aire sin nach dlegar cunntabairt
 co rab amra iarsma na mbennacht 7 c.

      ') For a transcript of thi8 version I am indebted to the kindness of
Mr. J. H. Lloyd.
      ') .~. MS., and SQ throuqhout.
                       A. MEDLEY OF mIBH           TEXTS.                   3.23


                                     XIII.
                      Aided ~eill :lt6igiallaig.
(From the Stowe MS. C. L 2 [vellum 12°], fo. 250.. Cf. Dtia.Merseia.na, vol. Il,
                  p. f57,YBL.p. 126b, a.nd BB. 134b.)
      Dia luid Niall dar muir sair co rainic Muir Icht amal ata
a n-inadh aile gur gab geill Alban 7 Saxan 7 Breatan 7 long-
port ar bru abonn moire. Amal badar ann confacutar aroile fer
cuccu 7 brat corcra imbi 7 da sleig ina laim 7 sgiath for a
muin, claidem for a cris, mong orbuighi fair. 'Focen don lrech 5
na.t aichgenmar',2) ar Niall. 'Is ed doriachtamar', or int oglach,
'cid ma tucach?' 3) ar Niall. 'Dot acallaim-siu', 01 int oglach,
, 0 Romanchaib 7 doticfaid a ngeill i cinn caicidhsi onniu.
cucutsa co deach 4) Gabrain rig Alban 7 misi lat a frit[h]geill
co sisat.~)                                                        10
      Luig 6) Niall ar a culu iarsin. Intan iarum rainic i cum·
[foch]raib dunaigh 7) righ Alban, tic Gabran do feart[h]ain failte
fri Niall. 'Misi lat', ar Eochu mac Enna Cennselaig do decsin
mo rig 7 mo brathar ina righsuighi 8) i fiagnuis[e] fer ndomain.
Tiagait iarum co rancatar mullach sleibe 7 glenn eturru et in 15
longport. Is annsin isbert Gabran: 'Is e siut in ri' 7 is ·annsin
dorat Eocho [mac Ennai] Ciunsilaig saigit ina boga cen £is do
Gabran 7 rogab diubracha[d] seocha co tarla comt[h]rom tre
Niall co romarb d'oen- urcur. La soghain &) cat[h]aigit fir
Saxan re Gredilu amal adubramar a n-inadh aile. Rocongansit 20
Ur Alban re Gredelu ar connailbe cineoil 7 Bretnaigi ar feabus
a rig-sidhe, uair ba degbriathrach. Tecaidh 10) Gredel-11) as
anair iarsin amal adubramar, conad dia cuimnigu[ sin asbert
                                                    d]
in fili 7 isi sin iarsin slict oigi[dJ12)Neill:
    Niall mac Eachach indabaigh.13) Eiriu 7 Alba fo traig                          25
    trisar gret Saxain nach snM. 14) 0 Eochaid mac Enna ain.

       ') bi8 MS.                             8)   nana.dgenamar B
      8) cid moll.toracht B                   ') leg.  teach
      6) leg. co tisat                        8) leg.  luid
      7) leg. dilnaid                         8) leg.  rlgiluidiu
      ") leg. sodain                         '0) leg.  tecait
     ") leg. G6idil                          18) leg.  oidid
      18)ardd do b8.ig R
      ") triasnga.et saiget Saun sneid B
  324                        :KUNO MEYER,

          Feacht n-len dia roibe. coinne 7 comdal ic maccaib Neill
   iar tiachtain doib tar muir anoir 7 iar roinn doib a ferainn iar
   tiumna a n-athar amal doronsat, roimraidset aca cia dib no-
   rachad sail' do digail a n-athar 801'  Eochaid. Is do rainic do
 5 (fo. 25 b) d'Fergus Annoit duI dia dighailt. Luighi side soil' a
   oenur amal cach n-amus cena 7 a coridecht doni re bliadain
   risin rig. Is annsin dorat ingen in righ .1. Boguine a amm-
   siden serc 7 gradh do Fergus Anoit 7 fiarfuigis in ingein
   a slonnadh 7 a sgela de. rnnisi Fergus uile di in fatha 801'80
10 n(d]eachaid sail'. Is annsin isbert an ingein fria Fergus: 'Fo-
   geba-sa', 801' 'bregal Eachach anocht icon :fleidh,uair ata :fled
                  si,
   icon righ 7 ig maithe in tire i biat-so erlam', 801' 'la himtecht
                                                     si,
   iar tocht at chrich 7 dot ferann'.
                                        t
          Foirbrigit in comairle. 1801' iactain tra d'Eochaid mac
15 Enna imach astigh 010 7 se ar meisce, beirid in ingen fis co
   Fergus 7 bratais inti Eochaid 7 marbais Fergus Eochaid 7
   benais a cenn de. Luid I) Fergus ina curach iarsm 7 ind ingein 2)
   .i. Boguine 7 in cinn leis. 0 rancadar imach 801' fairrge, is
                                                       in
   ann roairig in ri in gnim sin. Tecar ina diaigh 7 diubraic(th]er
20 e amach do saigit 7 marbt(h]ar Fergus annsin. Tic in ingen
   isin curach le seol na gaithi co Eirinn 7 cenn Eachach le 7 corp
   Fergusa. Is ann do1'ala do maccaib Neill beith i coinne 7 a
   comdail os ur na fai1'rge co tarrla in cu1'uchchuca. Atciat in
   cu1'ach cucu 'sin port, conid uaidib ainmnig(thJir Benn Boguine,
25 cona(d] de aisbe1't in fili:
        Ni 1'0 soifoilghid in fear. Fe1'gus Anoit co nilir mur
                                                       cuI.
        co cinn in fir robith NialI. is fial dotret 801'

   Foidh Boguine iarsin 1'03) mac eile do maccaib Neill 7 be1'id
30 claind mol' do 7 :fllet a sil beos a Tir Conaill 7 conadh i oigidh4)
   NeB sin iar fir.

        1)   luig MS.
        ") leg. ingen
        ') leg. re
        4) leg. oided
                              A MEDLEY OF IllJ:SH TEX~S.                               325


                                             XIV.
                The Dindsenchas of Emain Macha.
(From    23.N. 10 [R. I.      A.],   p.68.  Cf. Who Stokes,   Dindsenchas   No.   161[Rev.
                                      Celt. XVI, p. 279]).

       [CJid diata Eomuin Machre? Ni hanse. Bui righi nErenn
 hi comflaithius etir Ruad mac mBodhuirn 7 Cimbaeth mac Finn-
 tain 7 Dithorbae mac Dimain. Secht mbliedna do cech oe hi
 flaith Herenn. Imc10eth beus hi einn hseeht mbliada na. Ocus is
 am1aid dofaspenta a righe do flaith nodgebed beup: 'Ind flaith 5
 si doasse1btur duit a taspenad uait a n-ogi .i. dombiur duit een
 gai een ethech cen imarbre cen anfir flatha. Glinne am"ut friss
.i secht n-octhigerna 7 seeht righ (no druith) 7 secht file 1) .i.
nil. hoigthigirn dot fognam, na druith dot ressadh 7 dott im-
dergadh, na filid dott aorad tre mbricht co rabuit i ta1main ria 10
nomaide '. Is am1aid sin tra doaissilbith ind flaith co mbetiss
immurgu 2) na torthre iarna coir 1asna fiaithi Is aire dognidiss
in sin.
       Marb iar suidhiu Dithorba mac Demain, co ngabsat a mec
a forba flatha .i. Baeth 7 Brass 7 Betach 7 Uallach 7 Borbchass 15
coie maic Dith[orbai] maic Demain. Doroehair lobra dano for
Ruad mac mBoduirn, diata Ess Ruaid isin tuaiscert. Ni farcuib
side c10inn inge aoningin namma. Macha a hainm-sidhe. 0
ssniastar side in flaith (p.69) a eomarbus a hathar nissnarroet
Cimbaeth i comflaithius. 'Dober-sa dam-sa illau catha', 01 sissi.20
Dognither son 7 feguir (lath eturru 7 memaid for Cimbaeth.3)
Gebaid si in flaith co cend secht mb1iadan. Tanic do Chimbaeth
aimser na flatha. 'Ni bera', 01 in ingen, 'conidruca ar ecin'.
Fechuir eadh ann eturrua. Memaid2) for Cimbaeth. Geabuid
si dano flaithius co cenn secht mbliadan. Tanic co maceuib 25
Dithorbre in se1 flatha. Feruid si eadh friu. Maidid rempe-si.
Domeil si dano flaithius Dithorbai. Luid Cimbaeth euice·si co
mbu be a fer 7 gaibid si rigbi nErenn. Lottar maie Dithorbre
for fogail 7 ba trom in chaladfogal. Ceeh mac uilc robai ind-
Eire docboid ehuca. In baile bi fuacartais nofog1atissann. Ro- 30
hearbad dano buadi-si naonbur ceeh tuaithe for a n-iarair ocus
dorimarta geill cecha feine di-si dar cenn [nJa ndrochmac batar

        1) leg. filid                                 ') .h. MS.
        8) chimb-       MS.                          4) memaig     MS.
326                  MEtER, A MEDLEY OF IRISH TE:X:'rS.

forsan bfogail. Condahualgnigset a feine ar a tuidecht dia
mbailib, co na rabadar maic Dithorbai acht a n-aonur .i. a coic.
Maoite .a fogal-sum anacumauc asennud. Luid si iarum feisin
for a n-iarair indhi Macha a haonar oCus facbais Cimbaeth ina
suidiu 7 indleatha taos secuil impi-si 7 ceirt impi 7 ballan mol'
ina Iaim 7 lauidi fo Herinn for a n-iarir, co rotuarascfat adi i
mBuirind Connacht. AI-Iuide ina ndiaid isin dithrub con ...
arnic iman tenid. Suidid accu ocon tene 7 atluidestar comruc
friu nacha teostaiss co in a haenur. 'Can dodechad, a banscal?'
01 in oig. 'Is do eein 7 fogus on " 01 sisi. Dobel'at biad di 7
doimgairett duI chuice. 'Nato " 01 sisi 'Cailleeh amnachtach
truagh, ni coir mu tsaurugud.' 'Conricfa fri firu anocht, a
chaillech', 01 seat. 'Cia raghas chuice a tosaig?' 'Misi', 01 in
sindsir .i. 01 Breth. Luid side focetoir. Dobert a sliasait dar a
braguit. 'Fe amai!' 01 se, 'marb amin ben ocaib.' 'At fer
trogh', 01 Brass. Luid side don cennu. Dober si dano a cois
tar suide. Ticc a ceile. Forurmed. .. dano. Tecuit uile 7
atraig forru 7 ataig lomain forra .i. . . . uile ocus imatacht
reimpi co rainicEamuin ..... dia marbad. 'Nato', 01 sisi. 'Qc
 saighid a cirt robatar. Is anbfir a marbad. Doberthar immurgu
fo daoire di foghnum dam-sa.' 'Cissi daoire doberthar forru?
acht ani rosiass diar mbruindib-ne. IS anfir a ... daorad ...
                 "
 [po70] 'Is frOI' 01 si.i) •Claidid dano in raith immacuairt.'
Suidid £01'1'0 7 eo gairid ina laim 7 doforuinn impi toraind na
ratha 7 rocechladar maic Dithorba inn raith .i. int eo argait
roboi dorat dar a muin oc torainn na ratha. Conid de Z) sin ata
Eamuin Macha inghine Ruaidhi 7 1'1. Finit. Amen. Finit.
        1)   Corrected from oIse          ') do MS.



      Liverpool.                                      RUNO MEYER.

				
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