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Poem addressed to a factor following an argument, 1874 and 1891

Identifier: Coll-97/CW108/160

Scope and Contents

Poem by John Moireson [John Morison] of Bragar [Eilean Leòdhais /Isle of Lewis] addressed to a factor who Morison had invited to his house for dinner but who left before eating as they had argued. The poem begins 'Dh'fhalbh thu ruin 's cha mhiste liom', the English version of which is given as ' Thou hast left nor sorry am I'. The poem 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 46v, line 10 to folio 46v, line 22

Related Materials



Matheson, Rev. William (ed.), An Clarsair Dall (Edinburgh: Scottish Gaelic Texts Society, 1970), pp. 216-217 (anecdote XVII), 'Traditions of the Morrisons (Clann Mac Gillemhuire), hereditary judges of Lewis', Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, vol XII (1878), p 530.
Thomas, Captain F W L,

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