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

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/159

Scope and Contents

Poem recited by John Moireson [John Morison] of Bragar [Eilean Leòdhais /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


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

Related Materials



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

Repository Details

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