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Poem about a chamberlain unfairly dismissed and replaced, 1874 and 1891

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/156

Scope and Contents

Poem in Gaelic by John Moireson [John Morison] of Bragar [Eilean Leòdhais /Isle of Lewis] written when a tyrannical factor 'ignominiously' dismissed his chamberlain, called Dugald, and replaced him with another, a MacAulay. The poem begins 'Chuireadh Dughall fo na phrac' and its English version begins 'Dugald is placed under the prac [tax]'. The poem is composed 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 45v, line 9 to folio 45v, line 21


Carmichael, Alexander Carmina Gadelica, vol. VI (Edinburgh, 1971), p. 116
Matheson, Rev. William (ed.), An Clarsair Dall (Edinburgh; Scottish Gaelic Texts Society, 1970), pp. 213-21 (anecdote XI

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