Sunday, February 15, 2015


The Sweetest Thing

The Instructions of King Cormac Mac Airt, ed. and tr. Kuno Meyer (Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, & Co., Ltd., 1909 = Royal Irish Academy, Todd Lecture Series, Vol. XV), p. 19 (§ 10):
'O grandson of Conn, O Cormac,' said Carbre, 'what do you deem the sweetest thing you have heard?'

'Not hard to tell,' said Cormac.
'A paean after victory,
Praise after wages,
A lady's invitation to her pillow.'

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