<> Ferg002 Conary Linen Hall Library 1880 Linen Hall Library Saturday, March 12, 2016 TIFF Ferg002 Manuscript Conary, Fraternal English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/ferg002 Linen Hall Library Linen Hall Library Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/Ferg002_2.jpg LHL Archive Full peace was Erin's under Conary, Till — though his brethren by the tender tie Of fosterage — Don Dessa's lawless sons, Fer-ger, Fer-gel, and vengeful Fergobar, For crimes that justly had demanded death, By judgment mild he sent in banishment ; Yet wrung his own fraternal heart the while, Whose brothers, Ferragon and Lomna Druth, Drawn by affection's ties, and thinking scorn To stay behind while others led the way To brave adventure, in their exile joined. Banished the land of Erin, on the sea They roamed, and, roaming, with the pirate -hordes Of British Ingcel leagued ; and this their pact : The spoil of Britain's and of Alba's coasts To fall to them ; and Erin's counter-spoil To fall to Ingcel. Britain's borders first They ravaged ; and in one pernicious raid Of sack and slaughter indiscriminate, Ingcel's own father and his brethren seven By chance sojourning with the victims, slew. Then, Alba sack'd, said Ingcel, "Steer we now For Erin, and the promised counter-spoil." Text