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Life of Mac Creiche (Author: [unknown])

chapter 2


Another time he went into the same hermitage, and remained there for another space of forty nights without any food or drink beyond this, that a doe used to come to him and of her own accord drop her milk into a stone bowl or hollow which was at the door-post of the hermitage in which he was; as is shown by the following verse from the poem on Mac Creiche:

    1. The doe would come
      To the stone chamber;
      She would drop into the bowl
      Her milk for Mac Creiche.
    2. A bowl of stone he had
      In the hermitage assuredly;
      In it for the modest cheerful clerk
      The doe would drop her milk.


And after this the doe would proceed to the woods, and would come again.