Ní ba dúnad cen rígu...

Ní ba dúnad cen rígu,
ní ba fili cen scéala,
ní ba ingen manip fíal,
ní maith cíall neich nad léga.

(not * was * encampment * without * kings / not * was * poet * without * tales / not * was * maiden * if is not * generous / not * good * sense * of one * that not * reads)

No encampment without kings,
no poet without tales,
no maiden if not hospitable,
no good sense in one who doesn’t read.

An admonition collected in the third volume of Irische Texte.

Topics: Verse Generosity