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1729. Slan uaim don da aoghaire $
Length: short 5qq
Certainty: 2
Period:
  1. 16th ult or
  2. 17th early
Areas:
  1. Elsewhere Louvain? Rome?
Classes:
  1. personal cp
Manuscripts:
  1. RIA 888 (12/F/8) trscr. of RIA 5
  2. Book of O’Conor Don c. 1631
  3. RIA2 (23/F/16) O Gara MS 1655-9
  4. RIA5 (23/D/4) 17th cent. Munster
Prints:
  1. text MD ii, no. 53
Motifs:
  1. plight of true faith
  2. medical lore
  3. Proverbs
Patron Surnames:
  1. cnames initials only
Meter Vars:
  1. Ae freislighe
Poem:

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Slán uaim don dá aoghaire


[Thomas F. O’Rahilly: Measgra Dánta II, poem 53]


Maolmhuire Ó hUiginn


1 Slán uaim don dá aoghaire

’gá bhfuil an R ’na dtosach;

d’uamhan fhear na saobhthuigse

ní bhiú níos sia dá nochtadh.


2 Ar eagla na buaidheartha

géabhad an raon is réidhe;

créad fá mbeinn re fuairleitribh?

do-chímid croidhe a chéile.


3 Tig saoirse i ndiaidh róbhruide,

tar éis dubhaidh tig soineann;

fuilngeam feadh an órlaigh-se

mar do caitheadh an choinneal.


4 Tig, an uair nách saoilfidhe,

grás is cabhair ón gCoimdhe;

gearr uainn am an fhaoithighe,

fogas lá don ré dhoirche.


5 Ag Dia atá gach ordachadh;

ní feas dúinn tráth tar neamhthráth;

ól na dighe domblasta

meinic fhóireas an t-easlán.