Skip to main content

Poem about pride and poverty, 1874 and 1891

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/155

Scope and Contents

Poem in Gaelic by John Moireson [John Morison] of Bragar [Eilean Le├▓dhais /Isle of Lewis] which he recited while helping a neighbour catch a fish in a caraidh (fish-weir) beginning 'Ma sheallas sinn ris an uailse' and its English version which begins 'If it be to pride we look'. The poem is composed of eight lines which have been arranged into two stanzas.

Dates

  • 1874 and 1891

Language of Materials

English,Gaelic

Conditions Governing Access

This material is unrestricted.

Extent

From the Series: 62 folios ; 23.5 x 19.5 cm

Physical Location

5.07

Physical Location

folio 45r, line 18 to folio 45v, line 8

Bibliography

Matheson, Rev. William (ed.),An Clarsair Dall (Edinburgh: Scottish Gaelic Texts Society, 1970), p. 211 (anecdote VI)

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
+44(0)131 650 8379