Friday, February 5, 2021

"When I am among my seniors I am proof that games are forbidden; when I am among the wild, they think that I am younger than they."

     An anonymous 10th-century quatrain ("Tan bím eter mo shruithe
Dublin, Royal Irish Academy,
MS. 23 P 16 (early 15th cent.),
p. 90 | ISOS
") attributed to St. Mo Ling (d. c. 697; "Mo Ling dixit") and associated with 17 June, his feast day.  In Early Irish lyrics eighth to twelfth century, ed. and trans. Gerard Murphy (Oxford:  The Clarendon Press, 1956), 33 (32-33), 186 (185-186).  CODECS.

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