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The Life of St Féchín of Fore (Author: [unknown])

section 45

A certain man came to the house wherein the sons of Aed Sláine were staying, and this is what he said: ‘Ye have forsaken your country and your land for the cleric's food and ale; and ye are not the better of the injury which you inflict on the cleric, for ye would obtain from him your fill of food and ale so long as he pleases. It were better for you (to give) respite and peace to our country than to stay here feeding your troops.’