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You will get a good dinner and bed, and your horse will be well treated.
That is enough. I will go no farther.
Choice of meat and drink. I have fat beef, and fresh mutton, fed veal, very good lamb, and fat kid.
What kind of drink have you?
I have strong, and well flavoured brown beer; whiskey of the best quality; spirits from Holland; and wine
from France and Portugal.
They belong to two men from the north, and these men are to dine here.
I am fond of company.
But they will not sit with you, Sir, for they are plain country men.
No matter. They appear to be decent men; let us sit, and eat at one table.
You are welcome, gentlemen. Let us sit down to the table.
I am thirsty and hungry. Give me something to eat.
What do you chuse to drink?
health. I thank you.
I have quenched my thirst.
In what part of Ulster do you live?
I understand that you are going westward. I wish
you would stay to night, and I will be with you in the morning. You will be soon enough at the fair.
Ma saoilear sin, b'fearr linn fuireac. Agus ba mòr an saimeas tusa beit linn.
Duine Uasal. Ca hainm, no sloinnead dib, a cairde?
Mac Gabann m'ainm 's mo sloineadsa; agus so o Ruanad mo įuailliġ.
D. U. An bfuil nuaideact air bit lib as bur dtir, a cairde?
Mac G. Nil a dadam air siubal, ač na Millside ga nartac o hait
hait. O Rwanad. Cluinimse go bfuil aniomad cat buiğinib ura do milisidib ga dtogbail
, i Sasan; 's go ndeantar a leitid ann Eirin faoi ġairid.
D. U. B’ feidir sin a beit.
Mac G. Maisead, a dtuigean tusa, a duine uasal, go de is ciall do sin uile? no an eagla a naṁaid ata orrta ?
D. U. Ni tuigim, is ni creidim go bfuil eagla no baoğal orrta.
Gidead ni fulair a beit çoimeadać, agus inn fèin a cuingbeal as acara an namaid.
Acd is ag an uaċtranact is fearr ata fios a gnoitée fèin. Agus ni beite duinn a beit ro 'fiafrugac fa adbaraib airdreimeaca.
Mac G. Is flor è, a saoi, 's iad na gnotaiġe eois baile is fearr farus crruine beit traćt air.
D. U. Feadam fòs beït tract air. seanacais na tìre, gan diombail.
An bfuil' mòran do lorg na sean foirgnead, no oibreaca cian arsaig eile, le faiceal in bur dtirse?
O Ruanad. Ta fuigill sean-ċaislean, sean-ċealla, agus sean toir cian arsaiġ go leor ann.
Mac G. D'ar ndois go bfuil; agus gur arsaig an obair na rata, 's na huaimneaca, 's na leaca litearda a fuaras ionnta, :OR. B' feidir gur sinne na cloi-oir, 's na carnain, 's na cromleaca, na iad sin féin.
If you think so we would wish to stay; "and we should be very happy that you would be with
G. What are your names, or families, my friends?
My name, and that of my family, is Smyth, and my companion's, Rooney.
G. Have you any news from your country, my friends?
S. Nothing is talked of, except that the militia are a changing from one place to another.
R. I hear that there are several new regiments of militia now raised in England, and that the same will soon be done in Ireland.
G. It will probably be so.
S. Well, Sir, do you understand what all this means? Are the enemies dreaded?
G. I neither know nor believe that there is either fear or danger. Yet it is proper to be upon the alert, and to keep ourselves out of the power of the enemy.
But the government know their own affairs best. And we should not be too inquisitive about high affairs.
S. That is true, Sir, domestic affairs are the most proper subject for our conversation.
G.' We may speak also of the antiquities of the country, without offence.
Are there many remains of old buildings, or other ancient works, to be seen in your country?
R. There are numerous remains of old castles, old churches, and ancient towers in it. (1.)
S. Indeed there are; and the raths, the caves, and engraved stones found in it, are ancient works also. (2.)
R. Perhaps the upright : stones, carns, and cromleacs are older than even these: (3.)
Mac G. Is doiliğ rada ciaca is sine.
Alac G, Aïtreasa me duit, a duine uasail. Fa mile d'on ait, a mbion sinne nar gcomnaid. fuaras uaim, air leatmalais inuic, le fear a bi ag tocailt fa cloić, a dtimcioli deič mbliadna o soin. Ni raib smuainead, no fios aige neaċ beo go raib a leitid ann, no go dtarla a fagail mar sin; na h uaim fada, caol, gan cnama, gan taise, no lorg ni air bit ann; aċii ballaig folama, air na bfollać do leaca mora.
Bhi seomra beag, deas, cruinn cumpa, indeilb cisean beac, air leat taob na huamca sin; agus doras beag, cumang a dol innte, falam fòs, mar an gcuid eile. Acd céanna fuaras aon leac, leabar, leatan, a mullać na haitese; agus, air an taob joċtarać d'on leic sin bi tri line grabtalta, do ġlan litreacaib ceart cumpa; viac fuaras aoinneac ariam o leit, a bfeadfad an sgribin sin a leagad, no a mìneadadh.
O R. Nil aon 'focal breige ann. Oir connaire me fèin an uaim, 's an leac, 's an sgrìbin, an uair a fuaras è. D. U. Nil anras air bit agam ann.
Oir connairc mise fòs tuaraisg na huamċa sin, a deir tu: agus mac samuil na litreac ceadna clo buailte, igclair uma, ann nuad stair condae an Duin.
Mac G. Thainic duine uasal foglum'ta ann sin, o Ata na hilide, a comartaiġ sios air cairt è.
D. U. Nać bfuaras cromleac, faoid carn, laim leis ait sin?
Mac G. Fuaras, go deimin, fa da mile do sin, (a dtimcioll seaċt mbliadna roime sin), leac aidmeil mor, leatan, comtrom, leabair, com mìn le cloićin cois traga: go gcreidim nač btuil cromleac ann Eirin com deas leis; reir mar dubairt an duine uasal sin, a tainic 'ga 'feacuin.
Bhi fal do leaca fada, cotroma, na seasam ceart suas air a gceann tort timcioll' fan cromleic mdir,
S. It is difficult to say which are oldest.
G. Where were these engraved stones found, do you say?
S. I will tell you, Sir. About a mile from the place where we live, a cave was found, on the brow of a hill, by a person who was digging round a stone, about ten years ago. No person thought or knew that such a place was there, until it happened to be found thus; a long, narrow cave, without bone, or relic, or trace of any thing in it, but empty walls, covered with great stones.
There was a neat, little chamber, of a round form, like a beehive, on one side of the cave, and a little, narrow door, to enter by, empty also, as the rest. Hoteever, there was found one broad, smooth flag on the top of the place; and, on the lower side of that flag there were three lines engraved, of clean, well formed letters; nor has any person been found since, who could read or explain the inscription.
R. It is perfectly true. For I saw the cave, the flag, and the inscription, when it was discovered.
G. I haee no doubt of it, as I have also seen an account of that cave which you mention, and a fac simile of those letters printed in copper-plate, in the new history of the county Down.
S. A learned gentleman came from Annahilt, who took a copy of it on paper.
G. Was there not a cromleac found, under a carn, near that place? (4.) S. There was, indeed, about two miles from
it, (about seven years before,) an erceeding large, broad, level, smooth stone, as polished as the pebbles on the sea-coasta: I am persuaded there is no other cromleac in Ireland so neat as it is; as the gentleman asserted, who come to view it.
There was an enclosure of long equal stones, standing strait up round the great cromleac,