Advice to a Prince

earlyperiod5“Three shouts of victory for a King, because of the excellence of warriorship in his land, are the shout of triumph after a still victory, a shout of high commendation, a shout at a feast.”
“Three shouts of discomfiture for a prince are the shout of satires to wound him, be it far off or near, the cry of his womenfolk in the grasp of enemies, the cry of his household when he has been defeated in battle.”

~ Irish, 8th Century

From The Road Wet, the Wind Close, by James Charles Roy, Dufor Editions, 1987 (p. 135).

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