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fdv: "In green Erin of the west there lies a land, the land of holy Michan. There rises a watchtower beheld from afar. There sleep the dead as they slept in life, warriors and princes of high renown."
In Inisfail the fair there lies a land, the land of holy Michan. There rises a watchtower beheld of men afar. There sleep the mighty dead as in life they slept, warriors and princes of high renown.
A pleasant land it is in sooth of murmuring waters, fishful streams where sport the gunnard, the plaice, the roach, the halibut, the gibbed haddock, the grilse, the dab, the brill, the flounder, the pollock, the mixed coarse fish generally and other denizens of the aqueous kingdom too numerous to be enumerated.
- the gunnard
- the plaice
- the roach
- the halibut
- the gibbed haddock
- the grilse
- the dab
- the brill
- the flounder
- the pollock
- the mixed coarse fish generally
"gunnard" should be 'gurnard' (and was, in some drafts)
i can't find a pre-1922 "mixed coarse fish" in gBooks
fdv: "There wave the lofty trees of sycamore; the eucalyptus, giver of good shade, is not absent: and in their shadow sit the maidens of that land, the daughters of princes."
In the mild breezes of the west and of the east the lofty trees wave in different directions their first class foliage, the wafty sycamore, the Lebanonian cedar, the exalted planetree, the eugenic eucalyptus and other ornaments of the arboreal world with which that region is thoroughly well supplied.
- the wafty sycamore
- the Lebanonian cedar
- the exalted planetree
- the eugenic eucalyptus
- other ornaments of the arboreal world
fdv: "...and in their shadow sit the maidens of that land, the daughters of princes. They sport with silvery fishes, caught in silken nets; their fair white fingers toss the gems of the sea, ruby and purple of Tyre. And men come from afar, heroes, the sons of kings, to woo them for they are beautiful and all of noble stem."
Lovely maidens sit in close proximity to the roots of the lovely trees singing the most lovely songs while they play with all kinds of lovely objects as for example golden ingots, silvery fishes, crans of herrings, drafts of eels, codlings, creels of fingerlings, purple seagems and playful insects. And heroes voyage from afar to woo them, from Elbana to Slievemargy, the peerless princes of unfettered Munster and of Connacht the just and of smooth sleek Leinster and of Cruachan's land and of Armagh the splendid and of the noble district of Boyle, princes, the sons of kings.
- golden ingots
- silvery fishes
- crans of herrings [barrels]
- drafts of eels [netfuls]
- creels of fingerlings [baskets]
- purple seagems
- playful insects
fdv: "There rises a shining palace with crystal glittering roof, beheld from afar by mariners who traverse the sea in barks..."
And there rises a shining palace whose crystal glittering roof is seen by mariners who traverse the extensive sea in barks built expressly for that purpose,
|crystal roof in 1957 [more]|
5:18 "Cycl. Exaggeration of things previously given: Superlatives"
5:23 "Objects: tram (crystal sliding ark)"
5:25 "market (crystal palace)"
and thither come all herds and fatlings and first fruits of that land for O'Connell Fitzsimon takes toll of them, a chieftain descended from chieftains. Thither the extremely large wains bring foison of the fields, flaskets of cauliflowers, floats of spinach, pineapple chunks, Rangoon beans, strikes of tomatoes, drums of figs, drills of Swedes, spherical potatoes and tallies of iridescent kale, York and Savoy, and trays of onions, pearls of the earth, and punnets of mushrooms and custard marrows and fat vetches and bere and rape and red green yellow brown russet sweet big bitter ripe pomellated apples and chips of strawberries and sieves of gooseberries, pulpy and pelurious, and strawberries fit for princes and raspberries from their canes.
|46yo 'Sup't of Markets' in 1911|
- flaskets of cauliflowers [baskets]
- floats of spinach
- pineapple chunks [canned, then???]
- Rangoon beans
- strikes of tomatoes [bushels]
- drums of figs
- drills of Swedes
- spherical potatoes
- tallies of iridescent kale, York and Savoy
- trays of onions, pearls of the earth
- punnets of mushrooms [small baskets]
- custard marrows
- fat vetches
- red green yellow brown russet sweet big bitter ripe pomellated apples
- chips of strawberries
- sieves of gooseberries, pulpy and pelurious
- strawberries fit for princes
- raspberries from their canes
I dare him, says he, and I doubledare him. Come out here, Geraghty, you notorious bloody hill and dale robber!
And by that way wend the herds innumerable of bellwethers and flushed ewes and shearling rams and lambs and stubble geese and medium steers and roaring mares and polled calves and longwools and storesheep and Cuffe's prime springers and culls and sowpigs and baconhogs and the various different varieties of highly distinguished swine and Angus heifers and polly bullocks of immaculate
fdv: "And thither wend the heavyuddered kine, from pastures of Lusk and Ossory and Coosbaragh, their udders swollen with abundance of milk and butter and rich cheese and eggs, the agate and the dun."
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