<> Ferg015 Conary Linen Hall Library 1880 Linen Hall Library Saturday, March 12, 2016 TIFF Ferg015 Manuscript Liquor, Duftach, Luignech English https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/content/ferg015 Linen Hall Library Linen Hall Library Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA https://www.niliteraryarchive.com/sites/default/files/Ferg015_2.jpg LHL Archive ´╗┐And swings the weapon as a man might think The very thing had life, and struggled strong To dash itself at breasts of enemies : A cauldron at his feet, big as the vat Of a king's kitchen ; in that vat a pool, Hideous to look upon, of liquor black : Therein he dips and cools the blade by times." " Resolve us who be these three, Ferragon." " Not hard to tell ; though hard, perchance to hear For those who listen, and who now must know What foes their fortune dooms them cope withal, If this assault be given while these be here. These three are Sencha son of Olioll, Called ' Half-the-battle ' by admiring men ; Duftach, for fierceness named the Addercop ; And Govnan son of Luignech ; and the spear In hands of Duftach is the famous ' lann ' Of Keltar son of Utechar, which erst A wizard of the Tuath De Danaan brought To battle at Moy Tury, and there lost : Found after. And these motions of the spear, And sudden sallies hard to be restrained, Affect it, oft as blood of enemies Is ripe for spilling ; and a cauldron then Full of witch-brewage needs must be at hand, To quench it, when the homicidal act Is by its blade expected ; quench it not, Text