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Sweet vale of Avoca! how calm could I rest
And our hearts, like thy waters, be mingled in peace !
“Oh! haste and leave this sacred isle, “Unholy bark, ere morning smile ;
* In a metrical life of St. Senanus, which is taken from an old Kilkenny MS. and may be found among the Acta Sanctorum Hibernice, we are told of his flight to the island of Scattery, and his resolution not to admit any woman of the party; he refused to receive even a sister saint, St. Cannera, whom an angel had taken to the island, for the express purpose of introducing her to him. The following was the ungracious answer of Senanus, according to his poetical biographer :
Cui Præsul, quid foeminis