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Harbouring the Holy…

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Nemed of Scythia

went westward until he reached

the Great North Ocean.

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Thirty-Four vessels his number,

with thirty in each ship.

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While sailing there appeared

a golden tower on the sea close by.

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When the sea ebbed

the tower appeared above it,

but when the sea flowed

it covered the tower.

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Nemed went with his people

toward it for greed of the gold.

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In a fervour of covetousness

they failed to notice

the sea filling round them.

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The eddy took their ships from them

all save a few

who Nemed and his children

rescued by dint of rowing.

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Eighteen months

adrift on the sea

until they reached Albion.

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They still remain.