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Poem about the burial of a greedy factor, 1874 and 1891

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/159

Scope and Contents

Poem recited by John Moireson [John Morison] of Bragar [Eilean Le├▓dhais /Isle of Lewis] about a 'voracious' factor, who had died from choking on food, as his grave was filled in. The poem begins 'Cuiribh air! Cuiribh air!' and the English version given begins 'Heap on him! heap on him!'. It is composed of four lines in each version

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 46r, line 21 to folio 46v, line 9

Related Materials

Coll-97/CW108/160

Bibliography

MacDonald, Rev. A. and MacDonald, Rev. A. (eds.), The MacDonald Collection of Gaelic Poetry (Inverness, 1911) p. xlvi.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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