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    Saul clothed David with his armor; he put a bronze helmet on his head and clothed him with a coat of mail. David strapped Saul’s sword over the armor, and he tried in vain to walk, for he was not used to them.
    Bible: Hebrew, 1 Samuel 17:38-39.

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    We Irish, born into that ancient sect
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