<> Ferg011 Conary Linen Hall Library 1880 Linen Hall Library Saturday, March 12, 2016 TIFF Ferg011 Manuscript Trial, Adventure, Cormac English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/ferg011 Linen Hall Library Linen Hall Library Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/Ferg011_2.jpg LHL Archive " What think'st thou, Ferragon ? " " The gentlest speech Within doors gives the loudest cheer afield. Methinks to spoil this house will try our strength." " And it shall try it : and our strength shall bear That and worse trial. Say, what sawest thou next Within the house ? Begin from the right hand." " To rightward of the great door in the midst A bench I saw : ten warriors sat thereon. The captain of the ten was thus. His brow Thick and high arching o'er a gray clear eye : A face long-oval, broader-boned above : A man whose look bespoke adventure past And days of danger welcome yet to come, Though sadden'd somewhat, haply by remorse For blood ill-spilt or broken vows or both. His mantle green, his brooch and sword-hilt gold." " What captain this, conceiv'st thou, Ferragon .'' " " I know him ; verily a man of might ; A man of name renown'd in field and hall ; Cormac Condlongas, long the banish'd son Of Conor son of Nessa. When his sire Through love of Deirdre broke his guarantees Pledged to his step-sire, Fergus son of Roy, For Usnach's sons' safe-conduct, Cormac, he. Through love of Fergus and through stronger love Text