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THE COURTSHIP OF FERB

The Irish Saga Library. Early Irish Romances in Prose and Verse. Translated into English Prose and Verse. Vol. I

The Courtship of Ferb. A Romance of the Cuchulainn Cycle. Translated by A. H. Leahy. Illustrated by Caroline Watts

THE COURTSHIP OF FERB


An Old Irish Romance transcribed in

the Twelfth Century into the

Book of Leinster


Translated into English Prose and Verse by

A. H. LEAHY

Late Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge

With Preface, Notes, and Literal Translations


Illustrations by

CAROLINE WATTS


Published by David Nutt, at the Sign of

the Phœnix, London: 1902



Printed by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co.

At the Ballantyne Press



TO

MY CRITIC.

B. M. L.

Since the foregoing pages and the translation which follows were in type, a short version of this romance, with the title of the Wedding of Maine Morgor, has appeared in Lady Gregory's Cuchulain of Muirthemne, which seems to have been based, with a few alterations, on the translation by Professor Windisch. The statement on p. vii that this is the first English translation must therefore be qualified; but no change has been made in the text in consequence of the appearance of Lady Gregory's version; and the following pages must be regarded as an independent rendering of Windisch's text.

July 1902.


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