Mael Fothartaig's men:
I grant they weren't without honor,
[but] they didn't do well by the man
who would come [through] at their need.
Liz Gabay wrote:
> Here's the next quatrain. 7 syllables in each line. The ends of the
> second and 4th lines look like they might rhyme. Liz
> 229] Munter Mael[e] Fothartaig
> 230] cet lim cenptís desruithe;
> 231] ní maith ro gabsat oc fir
> 232] do-ficed a n-esbuide.