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- To: Donna_Hoblit@ed.gov, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: Greetings
- From: Kim.Salazar@em.doe.gov
- Date: 12 Apr 95 09:23:00 -0400
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To the learned Elaine Gilbert of Roxbury from Ianthe greetings -
I am delighted to hear that we may meet again at the Roxbury
Carnival on April 12. Shameless plugs need repeating, especially
as it looks like I may be moving to new estates within that shire
before the end of the year.
Thank you for the delightful riddle. May I hazard a guess?
I was an armed warrior. Now a gallant young bachelor
covers me with gold and silver,
with twisted wires.
Once a bull's weapon. Horns were often decorated before use.
Sometimes men kiss me.
Sometimes, by means of my sound, I summon
good comrades to battle. Sometimes a horse
carries me over the march. Sometimes the steed of the sea
bears me, bright with ornaments, over the waves.
Horn as instrument, played by a kiss
Sometimes a woman, ring-adorned,
fills my bosom. Sometimes I must lie stripped,
hard and headless, on the boards of a table.
Sometimes, decked with trappings, and beautiful,
I hang on the wall where men are drinking.
Drinking horns, filled by the lady of the house, offered to
Sometimes warriors carry me on horseback,
a noble ornament in an army, when, treasure-adorned,
I must swallow the breath from some one's breast.
Sometimes, by means of my notes, I invite
gallant men to their wine. Sometimes, by my voice,
I must rescue from foes what has been stolen
and put enemies to flight. Discover what I am called.
Horn as instrument again.
Let me fill one for you! Tadhg, I hope your much lauded mead is
avaible for that task. Riddles deserve no less.