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Poem about pride and poverty, 1874 and 1891

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/155

Scope and Contents

Poem in Gaelic by John Moireson [John Morison] of Bragar [Eilean Leòdhais /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.


  • 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 18 to folio 45v, line 8


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

Repository Details

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