Tha Laideann coimhliont, Torrach, teann nas leòr, Ach ‘s sgalag thràilleil I don Ghàidhlig chòir. San Athen mhòir Bha ‘Ghreugais còrr ‘na tìm, Ach b’ ion di h-òrdag Chur fo h-òirchios grinn. Latin is perfect / fertile, and firm enough / but it is a slavish servant / compared to worthy Gaelic. / In great Athens […]
They tell the fabulous story that, when she was bathing, an eagle snatched one of her sandals from her maid and carried it to Memphis; and while the king was administering justice in the open air, the eagle, when it arrived above his head, flung the sandal into his lap; and the king, stirred both by […]
The inhabitants of this Island are for the most part of a good stature, strong and nimble, of a good complexion, live verie long, much addicted to hunting, arching, shooting, swimming, wherein they are expert. Their language for the most part is Irish, which is very empathetick, and for its antiquity Scaliger reckons it one […]
I’ve always liked this bit of spoken poetry, but other bloggers got to it before me. It’s been many months since I’ve seen it featured, so I decided to post it again here.