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The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge   By: (1872-)

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THE ANCIENT IRISH EPIC TALE

TÁIN BÓ CÚALNGE

"THE CUALNGE CATTLE RAID"

Now for the first time done entire into English out of the Irish of the Book of Leinster and Allied Manuscripts

By

JOSEPH DUNN Professor at the Catholic University Washington

WITH TWO PAGES IN FACSIMILÉ OF THE MANUSCRIPTS

[Illustration: "Daig concechlabat fin hErend & Alban inn ainm sin, & bat lana beóil fer n hErend & Alban din anmun sin."] Book of Leinster, fo. 64a.

"For the men of Erin and Alba shall hear that name (Cuchulain) and the mouths of the men of Erin and Alba shall be full of that name."

LONDON DAVID NUTT 17 GRAPE STREET, NEW OXFORD STREET, W.C 1914

To the Memory of

MY MOTHER

[Illustration: FACSIMILE, PAGE 55 from the Book of Leinster .]

CONTENTS

Preface, xi. I The Pillow talk, 1. II The Occasion of the Táin, 5. III The Rising out of the Men of Connacht at Cruachan Ai, 10. IV The Foretelling, 13. V The Route of the Táin, 19. VI The March of the Host, 21. VII The Youthful Exploits of Cuchulain, 46. VIIa The Slaying of the Smith's Hound by Cuchulain, 54. VIIb The Taking of Arms by Cuchulain and The Slaying of the Three Sons of Necht Scenè, 60. VIIc A Separate Version as far as the Slaying Of Orlam, 80. VIII The Slaying of Orlam, 82. VIIIa The Slaying of the Three MacArach, 85. VIIIb The Combat of Lethan and Cuchulain, 86. VIIIc The Killing of the Squirrel and of the Tame Bird, 88. VIIId The Slaying of Lochè, 93. VIIIe The Killing of Uala, 95. VIIIf The Harrying of Cualnge, 99. IX The Proposals, 104. X The Violent Death of Etarcumul, 115. XI The Slaying of Nathcrantail, 126. XII The Finding of the Bull, 132. XIIa The Death of Forgemen, 136. XIIb The Slaying of Redg the Lampoonist, 137. XIIc The Meeting of Cuchulain and Finnabair, 139. XIId The Combat of Munremar and Curoi, 141. XIIe The Slaughter of the Boy troop, 143. XIIf The Slaughter of the King's Bodyguard, 145. XIII The Combat of Cûr with Cuchulain, 146. XIV The Slaying of Ferbaeth, 150. XIVa The Combat of Larinè MacNois, 155. XIVb The Colloquy of the Morrigan and Cuchulain, 161. XV The Combat of Loch and Cuchulain, and The Slaying of Loch son of Mofemis, 163. XVI The Violation of the Agreement, 175. XVIa The Healing of the Morrigan, 177. XVII The Great Rout on the Plain of Murthemne, 180. XVIIa The Slaughter of the Youths of Ulster, 184. XVIIb The Scythed Chariot, 187. XVIIc The Appearance of Cuchulain, 195. XVIId Dubthach's Jealousy, 198. XVIII The Slaying of Oengus son of Oenlam, 201. XVIIIa The Misthrow at Belach Eoin, 202. XVIIIb The Disguising of Tamon, 204. XIX The Battle of Fergus and Cuchulain, 205. XIXa The Head place of Ferchu, 209. XIXb Mann's Fight, 211. XIXc The Combat of Calatin's Children, 213. XX The Combat of Ferdiad and Cuchulain, 217. XXI Cuchulain and the Rivers, 268. XXII Cethern's Strait fight, 269. XXIIa Cethern's Bloody Wounds, 273. XXIII The Tooth fight of Fintan, 283. XXIIIa The Red Shame of Menn, 285. XXIIIb The Accoutrement of the Charioteers, 287. XXIIIc The White fight of Rochad, 288... Continue reading book >>




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