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Poem about an over-talkative wife, 1874 and 1891

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/154

Scope and Contents

Poem in Gaelic by John Moireson [John Morison] of Bragar [Eilean Leòdhais /Isle of Lewis] about a woman 'whose tongue was ever on the gas' which begins 'Toiseach tus ann/air an-rath' and an English version which begins 'The first sign of strife-misfortune'. The poem and its translation are each somposed of four lines.


  • Creation: 1874 and 1891

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.


From the Series: 62 folios ; 23.5 x 19.5 cm

Physical Location


Physical Location

folio 45r, line 8 to folio 45r, line 17


Matheson, Rev. William (ed.),An Clarsair Dall (Edinburgh: Scottish Gaelic Texts Society, 1970), p. 210 (anecdote II)

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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