Early Irish Lyrics: 8th-12th Century / Edition 2

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Overview

'Irish poetry is unique in the Middle Ages in freshness of spirit and perfection of form.' So writes Gerard Murphy in the introduction to this classic anthology. The first of the anthology's two sections contains thirty-three poems of monastic inspiration, including well-known works such as the poem of the Scholar and his cat Pangur ban; the second section is devoted to secular works, and features twenty-five poems containing lyrics mainly spoken by characters in the prose sagas. Reprint (3rd Printing)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851821983
  • Publisher: Four Courts Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2006
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 338

Table of Contents

Introduction
Abbreviations
Monastic Poems
Ninth Century
1 The Scholar and his Cat 2
2 The Scribe in the Woods 4
3 The Bell 4
4 The Lord of Creation 4
5 The Blackbird by Belfast Loch 6
6 The Blackbird Calling from the Willow 6
7 Sell not Heaven for Sin 6
8 King and Hermit 10
9 A Hermit Song 18
10 God Be with Me 22
11 Jesus and Saint Ite 26
Tenth and Eleventh Centuries
12 Manchan's Wish 28
13 All Things to all Men 32
14 Christ's Cross 32
15 I Invoke Thee, God 36
16 Prayer for Forgiveness 36
17 On the Flightiness of Thought 38
18 Be thou my Vision 42
19 Evening Hymn 44
20 Invocation of the Blessed Virgin Mary 46
21 I am Eve 50
22 Invocation of the Holy Spirit 52
23 Deus Meus 52
24 Lord, Guard me 54
25 Beloved Lord, Pity me 58
26 My Mind's Desire 58
Twelfth Century
27 Prayer for Tears 62
28 Praise God 64
Poems Connected with the Life of Colum Cille
29 A Blue Eye Will Look Back 64
30 An Exile's Dream 66
31 The Three Best-beloved Places 68
32 Derry 68
33 My Hand Is Weary with Writing 70
Secular Poems
Miscellaneous
34 The Lament of the Old Woman of Beare 74
35 Liadan Tells of Her Love for Cuirithir 82
36 The Lament of Creide, Daughter of Guaire of Aidne, for Dinertach, Son of Guaire of the Ui Fidgente 86
37 On the Loss of a Pet Goose 88
38 Ungenerous Payment 90
Otherworld Poems
39 Manannan, God of the Sea, Describes his Kingdom to Bran and Predicts the Birth of Mongan 92
40 The Island Protected by a Bridge of Glass 100
41 Fair Lady, Will You Go with Me? 104
42 Loeg's Description to Cu Chulainn of Labraid's Home in Mag Mell 106
Nature Poems Attributed to Suibne Geilt
43 My Little Oratory 112
44 The Cry of the Garb 112
45 Suibne and Eorann 118
46 Suibne in the Woods 122
47 Suibne in the Snow 138
Poems from the Finn-Cycle
48 Cael Praises Creide's House 140
49 Creide's Lament for Cael 148
50 The Passing of the Fiana 152
51 Description of Winter and Memory of the Past 154
52 May-day 156
53 Summer has Gone 160
54 Grainne Speaks of Diarmait 160
55 Diarmait's Sleep 160
56 Oisin's Parting from Cailte 164
57 These Hands have been Withered 166
58 Once I was Yellow-haired 168
Notes 171
Glossary 241
Index of Names 304
Index of First Lines 314
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