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640. Deacair tagra re treisi $
Length: short 10qq
Certainty: 4
Period:
  1. 16th ult
  2. 17th early
Areas:
  1. Connacht
Classes:
  1. Petition mp
Manuscripts:
  1. RIA 6 (23/I/40) c. 1700 Co. Offaly
Motifs:
  1. poet slandered
  2. imagery for kingship (aodhaire)
  3. kingly functions
  4. legal terminology
  5. Proverbs
Patron Christian Names:
  1. [Richard]
Patron Surnames:
  1. Burc, Earl of Clanrickard d. 1582 or 1635
Meter Vars:
  1. deibhidhe
Poem:

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Deacair tagra re treise

[RIA 6 (23/I/40), 45]

[Deibhidhe, Dán Díreach]


1 Deacuir tagra re treisi

ni thig don te as eittreisi

da bfesa[dh] fremh a dhiomdha

sesa[mh] re trén tigherna.

2 Snamh a n-aghaidh esa d’fhior

nó as iris ghoid um ghainiomh

no as cabhuir ar gcladh ccatha

lamh a n-aghuidh ardfhlatha.

3 Mar so as sruth a n-aghuid áird

mo shiúit re mac mic Riocaird

is edóigh ge madh doigh dham

cóir no egcoir da n-iarfadh.

4 Leghuidh go bráth beg a suim

an chóir bhios a mbél anbfuinn

dana ni bhiam a bochta

da ttrian cára cumhochta.

5 Fáth ar ttagra re thaobh slim

cuid mo shen d’inis F[h]eidhlim

thegmhus di mar [a-]derar

si d’eglus da hainmneghadh.

6 As í ar ndoigh da ndernadh cert

m’f[h]erann don iarla d’oigreacht

b(h)uain ar ndúthchais féin dar bhfuil

da chéibh chulchais nar chosmhuil.

7 Na crededh a reacuid ris

ni port oirne an t-aos aimhlis

dream nach bhfég d’ulc an iarla

lucht breg 7 baoithdhiamhra.

8 Um riocht féin as ferr damh-sa

aga agra ’mun adhbhar-sa

na bheith um iarla eile

re dhreich niamdha naimhdeighe.

9 Lamh thréan ar thoil gach anbhfuinn

cenn egnaigh [an] anforluinn

aodhuire is breithemh na mbocht

feithemh caomhmuige Connocht.

10 Gan dul oirne don iarla

far gcúis da chruth mínniamhdha

doigh lem a los ar loige

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