<> Ferg006 Conary Linen Hall Library 1880 Linen Hall Library Saturday, March 12, 2016 TIFF Ferg006 Manuscript Prohibitions, Triad, Tara English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/ferg006 Linen Hall Library Linen Hall Library Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/Ferg006_2.jpg LHL Archive Said Conary. " I also call to mind Amid my prohibitions this is one, To follow three red riders on the way ; Injunction idle, were it not divine. After them, Ferflath ; stay them till we pass." Then the Hght lad young Ferflath, Conary 's son Sprang forth at gallop on the red men's track, And called his message shrilly from behind, But failed to overtake them. He who rode Last of the triad sang him back a lay — " Water, oh youth, oh high swift-riding youth, On back, on neck, on shoulder Highly borne. Water will quench : fire burn ; and shocks of hair At horrid tidings, upon warriors' heads Bristle as reeds in water ; water ; ho ! " Ferflath returned, and told to Conary The lay the red man sang ; " and sir," he said, " I rode, I think, as seemly as himself. And know not what he meant : but sure I am These are not men of mankind, as we are. But fairy men and ministers of ill." " Now then," said Conary, " let every gaysh That dread Religion with hard-knotting hand Binds on the King of Tara, for to-day Be broken ! Let them go. They may precede ; May tie their red steeds at the great hall door, And choose their seats within ; and I, the King, May follow, and accept the traveller's place Last to attain the inn. Well, be it so : Respect departs with fortune's one-day change But, friends, despond not, you. Though few we be In midst of these marauders (oh, my heart Text