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Thursday, 17 March 2016

How Queer This Mode by Dáibhí Ó Bruadair

How queer this mode assumed by many men of Erin,
With haughty, upstart ostentation lately swollen,
Though codes of foreign clerks they fondly strive to master,
They utter nothing but a ghost of strident English.

From: Ó Bruadair, David and MacErlean, John C., The Poems of David Ó Bruadair: Part I, Containing Poems Down to the Year 1666, 1910, Irish Texts Society: London, p. 19.

Date: c1660 (original); 1910 (translation)

By: Dáibhí Ó Bruadair (1625-1698)

Translated by: John C. MacErlean (1870-1950)