Gaelic Rhyme

The way to get on with a girl

Is to drift like a man in the mist,

Happy enough to be caught,

Happy enough to be dismissed.

Glad to be out of her way,

Glad to rejoin her in bed,

Equally grieved or gay

To learn that she’s living or dead.

Anonymous (7th-12th Centuries), Translated by Frank O Connor

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