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The Second Battle of Moytura (Author: [unknown])

section 167

Then, moreover, she was prophesying the end of the world, and foretelling every evil that would be therein, and every disease and every vengeance. Wherefore then she sang this lay below:

  1. I shall not see a world that will be dear to me.
    Summer without flowers,
    Kine will be without milk,
    Women without modesty,
    Men without valour,
    Captures without a king.

    [gap: extent: approx. 6 words]

    Woods without mast,
    Sea without produce,

    [gap: extent: approx. 40 words]

    Wrong judgments of old men,
    False precedents of brehons,
    Every man a betrayer,
    Every boy a reaver.
    Son will enter his father's bed,
    Father will enter his son's bed,
    Everyone will be his brother's brother-in-law.

    [gap: extent: 8 words]

    An evil time!
    Son will deceive his father,
    Daughter will deceive her mother.