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DIMEV 2389
IMEV 1426.2
NIMEV 1426.2
If the leech be not in the town
What to do until the horse doctor comes — in couplets, about 8 lines legible
Subjects: medicine, veterinary
Versification: — two-line — aa



Inscriptions:
1.Source: Dublin, Ireland, National Museum No. 1961.8: slate discovered at Smarmore, Co. Louth, Slate 8b
Transcription:
If þe leche be noht in þe towne
God send him hom saf & sune
To þai hors þus maner þu may do
Til þe leche cum þerto
For smiting & biting & neo wunding & wreche
Atte biginning some teche
…a plaster of pl[antain]…
…plant[ain]…
Note: Transcript from Bliss (1965).
Attributed Title: Hurtings
Editions:
Bliss, Alan Joseph. “The Inscribed Slates at Smarmore.” Proc. Royal Irish Academy Sect. C, vol. 64 (1965-66): 33-60 plus plates I-IV: 47.