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The Metrical Dindshenchas (Author: [unknown])
- Dear to me is bright Gabul
who set moving the bright-stemmed wood,
not for the sake of a reward that should decay,
he prayed that from him it should be named.
- 5] Ainge gathered a bright faggot
against dripping unless it was ebb-tide:
every kind of tree without exception is to be sought
in the soft fresh-leaved faggot.
- A tub was made for his daughter
10] above the breast-work of the high river mouth;
it would not leak unless the tide were full:
she loved (?) the lot of virginity.
- He it was who stole it (burden of a tale)
even Gaible the pale, son of Ethedeon;
15] he cast it without payment for labour
from the cold Pass of the Thicket.
- It found rest in the confines of Fland;
he claims of right his copse and his own wood,
the man who thieved and stole in the east;
20] to women he was at all times dear.