Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition
The Life of St Féchín of Fore (Author: [unknown])

section 31

It is he, Féchín, that never obtained fellowship or help of king or lord for fear of worldly arrogance. As saith (the poet) in the stave:

    1. I ask not
      Of kings the choice of a portion.
      Woe to him who sets his heart
      On converse and on ale-liquor37!
      That is the slippery satisfaction
      Out of which the Devil gets a dark profit.