- 'Slow is thy coming after starting on the way,
O Naile, it is no deceit;
Thou didst not find in life
Molaise of Devenish.'
- Naile: 'Since my divine master is gone,
Molaise, who was gentle of rule,
The head of all Erin's devotion,
Who was godly, a right good man.'
- The clerks: 'He gave a sign to us before his death,
Molaise, who ne'er spoke false;
The one on whom his fair bell should light
Should be our lord on earth.
- Our headship to thee, O heavenly saint,
O Naile of the fresh form;
Take the lordship over us for a time,
That our faith may be well-ordered.'
- In Devenish of the sweet bells
Was Naile, as we know right well,
p.131He came for the space of nine sweet years,
To order our rule aright.
- Great was his devotion and his right,
His law was divine and consistent;
His body was sanctified and good,
Among the clerks of Devenish.
- Thankful were the clerks of Leth Cuinn,
And the saints of slow Leth Mogha,
For Naile who loved not riches (lit. kine),
And for his words gentle and slow.